La Trobe University

Graduate Diploma in Science


Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2019
1 year full-time or up to 2 years part-time
Fees and costs
$29,000 per 120 credit points.

This course is a research training pathway and offers you study options in various disciplines, depending on the campus. Study areas include botany, microbiology, statistics, and ecology, environment and evolution.

You will complete equivalent requirements to the relevant Honours program in your selected discipline.

Entry requirements


Bachelor's degree in an area relevant to the chosen discipline.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Career outcomes

Graduates are likely to find roles in diverse segments of the science industries, and in relevant areas of the public sector.

Fees and costs

Course fees

$29,000 per 120 credit points.


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

How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2018.

Applications for Semester 1, 2019 will open later this year.

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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: