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University of Melbourne

  • 37% international / 63% domestic

Master of Biostatistics

  • Masters (Coursework)

PLEASE NOTE: MID-YEAR INTAKE TO THIS COURSE IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS The Master of Biostatistics at the University of Melbourne provides an advanced education in biostatistics. The compulsory research project ensures that you are able to apply your skills to real-world problems.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
18 months full-time, 36 months part-time
Course Code
088478A
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar, Jul

About this course

PLEASE NOTE: MID-YEAR INTAKE TO THIS COURSE IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

The Master of Biostatistics at the University of Melbourne provides an advanced education in biostatistics. It encompasses the design of advanced experiments and the collection, summary, interpretation and communication of data analysis to health professionals.

This degree covers all the necessary statistical theory, and the emphasis throughout is on the application and adaptation of computational analysis using current health datasets.
The compulsory research project ensures that you are able to apply your skills to real-world problems. The wide-ranging elective subjects allow great flexibility in terms of biostatistics career pathways.

On completion of the master's degree, graduates will have had the opportunity to complete a research-based project under expert biostatistical supervision and will attain the required skills for employment as a professional biostatistician or for continuing to a research higher degree. The Master of Biostatistics at the University of Melbourne allows students to:

  • Fast-track your qualification: study full-time and complete in 18 months
  • Learn from leading biostatisticians at the University of Melbourne and Australia-wide
  • Benefit from a hybrid approach to teaching - subjects offered both face-to-face and online courses.
  • Attain skills for employment as a professional biostatistician in medical and public health research centres, universities, hospitals, government departments and the pharmaceutical industry

This degree is accredited by the Statistical Society of Australia Inc. (SSAI) and also provides an excellent grounding for those wishing to undertake a PhD

Study locations

Parkville

What you will learn

Degree Structure

Option 1: 6 core subjects, 4 electives and a two unit (25 points) biostatistics research project
Option 2: 6 core subjects, 5 electives and a one unit (12.5 points) biostatistics research project

The Master of Biostatistics is offered in both full-time and part-time study modes, with face-to-face and online delivery.

Career pathways

With the use of electronic health records expanding at a rapid rate, biostatistical expertise has never been in more demand. Whether it's helping to answer key questions around prevention of disease or treatment of patients, a Master of Biostatistics at the University of Melbourne will build your practical skills for working with data and theoretical knowledge of statistics. This degree will set you on a trajectory to be a leader in the field.

How to apply

Applications are now open for 2021