Microbiology is central to many aspects of the modern world. Microorganisms contribute to our health, and play a significant role in the manufacturing of food and the controlling of waste.

Career pathways

Depending on your interest and chosen subjects, there are range of opportunities in government and private services. You can also go on to postgraduate studies across the various disciplines at La Trobe University.

Study options

You can study microbiology in the Bachelor of Biological Sciences, Bachelor of Biomedical Science, and the Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences. Short courses are also available. Our industry cadetship program allows you to gain paid workplace experience between semesters, giving you the chance to build on your skills and build your career.

Research specialisations

Apply for research

Please visit the Graduate School of Research website for detailed information about how to apply for a graduate research degree.