La Trobe University
This degree prepares you to help find the solutions to big issues like protecting native forests, managing endangered species, discovering new medical cures or securing food for the future.
In the first year of this degree, you’ll explore the basics of animal, plant and microbial biology through the lenses of cell biology, genetics, evolution, biodiversity and ecology. In second and third year, you can specialise through a choice of disciplines including botany, microbiology, zoology, biochemistry or genetics.
You’ll get plenty of hands-on experience in our labs or on field trips to diverse habitats across Victoria. You’ll be exposed to cutting edge biological research via world-class research institutes (the La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science and Centre for AgriBiosciences) and you’ll have access to the La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary on our Melbourne Campus.
During your field excursions you’ll learn techniques to survey animal and plant biodiversity. During lab classes you’ll gain the skills to conduct scientific experiments and develop and present your own work.
Along with practical and theoretical classes, we’ll help you prepare for the workplace through opportunities for paid work experience.
FEES AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Annual tuition fee (A$)
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a laboratory coat (about A$30) and a dissecting kit (about A$40). Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students’ personal property. Additional costs for fieldtrips – food, accommodation and travel – may also apply.
Do you have an excellent academic record? If you’re a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
|Institution Name||La Trobe University|
|Campus Location||Melbourne: 55.95Albury-Wodonga: 57.65|
|Course Duration||3 years|
|Course University||La Trobe University|
La Trobe will be a University known for its excellence and innovation in relation to the big issues of our time, and for its enthusiasm to make a difference. We will be one of the top three Universities in Victoria, one of the top dozen nationally and one of the top 500 internationally.