Honours in biomedicine

Why study honours in biomedicine?

Our biomedicine Honours programs give you the opportunity to undertake original research at one of Australia's leading universities in biochemistry and cell biology research. You will be trained in essential laboratory and presentation skills, and exposed to leading edge ideas and methodologies as part of a competitive research team.

You are able to nominate which lab you wish to work in and have constant personal mentoring throughout the year from an expert academic.

Career opportunities

Many Honours students are stimulated by their Honours year and continue in research, undertaking PhDs with tax-free research scholarships. Our graduates are highly sought after by many universities and research organisations within Australia and abroad. You will be qualified for a wide range of employment opportunities in the sector with advanced analytical, research and communication skills.

Local students

How to Apply

Applicants are required to apply online. La Trobe University students do not need to provide a copy of their academic transcripts.

Students applying from other Australian Universities need to apply online and provide a certified copy of their academic transcripts.

Please complete the Honours Supervisor Acknowledgement Form and submit with your application.


120 credit points

Fee Type

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)Fees and scholarships

Undergraduate courses are Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens. The domestic fee calculator can be used to calculate the cost of subjects this year.

There are also a wide range of scholarships available for local students, including an Honours year grant, available to students facing financial hardship.

International students

How to Apply

Students are required to contact prospective supervisors to discuss research topics before applying. For further information on research areas, how to apply and how to contact an Honours coordinator, visit the relevant School or Department site.


120 credit points

Fees and scholarships

Contact La Trobe International for estimated fee costs for international students.