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Biological Sciences

La Trobe University

36 months
37800 AUD/year
7596 AUD/year
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The Biological Sciences programme offered at La Trobe University 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.  

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Key Features

In the first year of this Biological Sciences programme offered at La Trobe University , 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemistry Foundations 
  • General Principles of Chemistry 
  • Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity 
  • Animal, Plant and Microbial Life 
  • Molecules, Genes and Cells   

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 006171K 

Subject prerequisites 
  • VCE: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
  • HSC: One of English Standard, English Advanced (Band 2), English as an Additional Language or Dialect (Band 3).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37800 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    7596 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7596 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • Commonwealth Supported Place 

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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