La Trobe University

Doctor of Philosophy


Start dates
Anytime 2018
4 years full-time or up to 10 years part-time
Fees and costs
Learn more about the fees for graduate research.

Areas of study available include: agricultural sciences, anatomy, behavioural science and psychology, biochemistry, botany, chemistry, civil engineering, computer science and computer engineering, electronic engineering, environmental management and ecology, genetics, information, mathematics, microbiology, pharmacy, physics, psychology, phsyiology, statistical science and zoology.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 10.

Entry requirements


Completed Master's degree by research or, in some instances, a Master's degree including a shorter minor thesis. Applicants with a high Honours degree are eligible to apply. In addition, applicants must demonstrate by their academic achievements and references,
their ability to undertake work at doctoral level.

Career outcomes

Professional recognition

Depending on the specific studies chosen, accreditation with a relevant science professional association is possible.

RED Team

Effective professional development for graduate researchers and early career researchers.


We pair a highly motivated PhD student with an industry leader with similar interests.

Industry internships

We offer internships to Master by Research and PhD students in various disciplines.

Our researchers

A selection of La Trobe researchers talk about the exciting work that they're doing.

Fees and costs

Course fees

Learn more about the fees for graduate research.


Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

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