Study with us

The Department of Biochemistry and Genetics offers world-class teaching across all levels with an emphasis on strong research techniques and practical learning experience.

We offer undergraduate subjects across the following areas of study:

We also administer Honours and postgraduate degrees which allow students to work as active members in one of our research groups.

Applying for a degree

If you’re not a year 12 student and have not already applied through VTAC or UAC then you may be eligible to apply directly to La Trobe. You can check whether your course accepts direct applications by reading the 'How to apply' information in the course description. International students can find more information here.

Bachelor's degree

Students study in the degrees including our Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Biological SciencesBachelor of Biomedicine and Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Business courses. Selected undergraduate degrees are open for direct applications. Apply

Honours

The Department's Honours program enables students to prepare for further research once you complete your Bachelor's degree. Apply.

Postgraduate degrees

We administer two Masters courses which allow students to work as active members of a research lab in an area of choice: the Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics and the Master of Biotechnology Management. We also offer the Doctor of Philosophy degree. Find out more about how to undertake postgraduate coursework study, or a graduate research degree in our world-class facilities. Learn more about our research specialisations and current projects.

Diploma

Study a Diploma as an entry-level course that will lead you to further study. We offer a Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics.

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