Study with us

The Department of Chemistry and Physics has an international reputation for research excellence and a proud history of research and teaching.

We offer subjects across many areas of study, including:

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 and Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science 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.

Postgraduate degrees

The Department's postgraduate courses and research programs allow students to work as active members of a research lab in an area of their choice through our Master of Science, Master of Chemical Sciences, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. 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.


Study a Diploma as an entry-level course that will lead you to further study.

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