Honours in science

Why study Honours in science?

An Honours course in science will take your undergraduate qualification to the next level. You will be able to focus on your own area of specialisation and start directing your own learning by putting the skills you have learnt to use.

The wide range of active research laboratories within La Trobe's science Departments are led by expert researchers who will mentor you through your Honours year. You will have the chance to undertake real-life research as a member of a world-class research group.

Career opportunities

As well as established research skills, prospective employees look for other abilities that an Honours qualification provides, such as critical evaluation, time management, and written and oral presentation skills. With Honours, you will have the chance to further extend your career in research, or apply your knowledge to broader areas in a wide range of industries.

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.

Applicants also need to provide a signed copy of our supervisor acknowledgement form [PDF 140KB].

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


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.


120 credit points

Fees and scholarships

Contact La Trobe International for estimated fee costs for international students and scholarship information.

Matthew Angove,
Bachelor of Science

"I’m currently researching the sound quality of electric guitars, and have received media interest."