Study with us

The Department of Chemistry and Physics has an international reputation for research excellence and a proud history of excellence in teaching. Our graduates are in high demand for skills that they learn and develop while completing our courses.

We offer subjects across a number of areas of study, including:

We also have Bachelor, Honours and Postgraduate degrees, which gives students valuable research skills and enables you to work as active members in one of our research groups. Please refer to the 2021 Honours & Masters Research Project Booklet (PDF 3MB) for more details about Honours projects.

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 course and as part of a double degree. Selected undergraduate degrees are open for direct applications.


The Science Honours program enables students to enhance their skills and prepare for further research after you have completed your Bachelor's degree.  Please refer to the Honours & Masters Research Projects Handbook (PDF 3MB).

Postgraduate degrees

The Chemistry and Physics Department offers postgraduate courses and research programs that allow you to work as an active member of a research lab in an area of your choice. Choose from postgraduate coursework (Master of Chemical Sciences), or postgraduate research including a Master of Science or a 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 and current projects.


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

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