La Trobe University

Master of Science


Start dates
Anytime 2018
1-2 years full-time or 2-4 years part-time
Fees and costs
Learn more about the fees for graduate research.

Areas of study include: biochemistry, botany, chemistry, computer science and computer engineering, electronics, environmental management and ecology (Albury-Wodonga only), environmental science, genetics, mathematics, microbiology, physics, psychology, statistical science and zoology.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

Entry requirements


Honours degree in a relevant discipline with a H2A result, or equivalent. Applicants with H2B results or equivalent may be considered in some instances.

Career outcomes

Research assistant; science teacher (with suitable educational qualifications); representative for scientific and equipment supplies companies; junior university lecturer; laboratory or field scientist; others (depending on specialist area).

Professional recognition

Depending on the area of research, graduates of the Master of Science may apply for membership with relevant professional bodies. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

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

How to apply for a postgraduate research degree

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Additional information

Environmental Management and Ecology is offered at the Albury-Wodonga Campus. Pharmacy is offered at the Bendigo Campus. All other major areas of study are offered at the Bundoora Campus.

See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus: