La Trobe University

Bachelor of Biological Sciences with Honours

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

There's never been a better time to build new skills and follow your passion. Apply now to secure your place at La Trobe. Build on your successes in the Bachelor of Biological Sciences by completing Honours to enhance essential employability skills or take your first step to a career in research, academia and beyond. You'll conduct your own research project under the mentorship of La Trobe's expert researchers, building on the knowledge and accomplishments obtained in your Bachelor's degree, and gaining exposure to cutting-edge techniques and scientific advances.


To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Biological Sciences with Honours, students must complete a total of 120 credit points across 1 year.


  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Advanced Skills in Life Sciences
  • Advanced Topics in Chemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Introduction to Research
  • Probability and Statistics for Data Science
  • Proteomics and Genomics
  • Reviewing the Scientific Literature
  • Techniques in Biotechnology
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education

Standard entry requirements

Australian Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant study area. Students are selected based on their performance in the final year of the pass degree course. Students must obtain a minimum average of 60 per cent across all of their third-year subjects and obtain at least 65 per cent in subjects related to the Honours discipline to the value of 60 credit points. Meeting this requirement, however, does not guarantee a place in the Honours year as resources may limit the total number of places available, and students are expected to find a supervisor prior to enrolment.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $37,800 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne (Bundoora).

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Tuesday, Feb 28 2023

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