Physics

Why study physics?

Physics helps develop technologies including medical treatments, environmental controls, weather prediction, electronic devices, communications and satellites. You can study physics through a variety of different courses or as a major in the Bachelor of Science and related double degrees.

Career opportunities

Graduates are prepared for work in pollution control, astronomy and space science, atmospherics, radiology, materials and surface science, molecular science, bioengineering, global positioning systems, nanotechnology and science communication.

Short courses

We also offer single subject study. Visit our short courses page to find out more.

Courses

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Doctor of Philosophy

Location: Melbourne Albury-Wodonga Bendigo

Start dates: AnytimeAnytime

Duration: 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent4 years

Master of Nanotechnology

Location: Melbourne

Start dates: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)

Duration: 2 years2 years full-time or up to 4 years part-time.

Master of Science

Location: Melbourne Albury-Wodonga Bendigo

Start dates: AnytimeAnytime

Duration: 2 years1-2 years full-time or 2-4 years part-time

Master of Science in Physical Sciences

Location: Melbourne

Start dates: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)

Duration: 2 years2 years full-time or up to 4 years part-time

Tom Payten,
Bachelor of Nanotechnology / Bachelor of Science (Honours)

"The nanotechnology degree offers an extremely practical and broad-ranging scientific education."

Physics placements

Work Integrated Learning programs allows students to undertake placements in a wide variety of settings. Learn more.

Overseas study opportunities

As a La Trobe student, you can broaden your horizons by studying overseas with one of our global exchange partners. We have partnerships with more than 100 universities in over 30 countries throughout Asia, Europe and North and South America.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of staff during your studies, from tutors through to lecturers and supervisors. View all staff in the College of Science, Health and Engineering.