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. Please refer to the 2021 Honours Booklet [PDF 4MB]  for more details.

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 degrees

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


The Department's Honours program enables students to prepare for further research once you complete your Bachelor's degree. Apply. Please refer to the Honours booklet 2021 [PDF 4 MB] for more details.

Postgraduate degrees

We administer two Masters courses: 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.

Student profiles