Why study science at La Trobe?

State-of-the-art infrastructure investment

We've invested more than $500 million in advanced on-campus science learning and research facilities.

Learn more about our infrastructure projects.

Top 200 globally

We're ranked in the world’s top 200 universities for life sciences.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2021, World University Rankings 2022 by subject: life sciences

Top 20 worldwide

La Trobe ranks in the top 20 universities for our work to advance the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2022, Impact Rankings 2022

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Come visit our campus in-person and see where you’ll be studying in 2023

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Make an informed choice

Our one-on-one consultations are designed to hone your objectives and provide practical guidance about your study options

What could your future hold?

Help solve the biggest challenges facing humanity with a science degree from La Trobe. Take part in collaborative experiments, innovative projects and industry learning through placements with our partners. You’ll discover a huge range of majors and electives so you can study what interests you most from experts in their fields.

Discover science at La Trobe

Meet one of our graduates

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'Many lecturers went out of their way to help me succeed. They were more than happy to discuss scientific research above and beyond the prescribed course work.'

'The hands-on practical classes – including dissections, research projects, fieldwork and off campus excursions – cemented the theory taught in lectures. Group assignments taught me how to collaborate, manage people and delegate tasks – skills I’m now applying in my current role.'

Max Clifton-Saben
Bachelor of Science graduate

Unleash your curiosity on the world

Experience innovative teaching and research spaces

No matter which course you choose, you’ll learn in high-tech labs or in the field. At La Trobe, you could study biodiversity in our wildlife sanctuary. Or learn about agriculture, biology or agribusiness in the Centre for AgriBioscience. Or get up close and personal in our $100 million molecular science lab.

Connect with mentors and experts in science

At La Trobe, you’re not just another student. You’ll experience one-on-one learning with mentors, consultations and support. And your topics will be taught by industry experts and researchers whose work is rated well above standard in 15 fields of scientific research.

Gain the skills to change the world for good

Investigate some of the most pressing challenges of our time such as climate change, drought and cancer. Whatever your mission, you’ll explore the skills and innovative mindset needed to drive positive change.

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