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:
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
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.
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.
Applications are now open for 2021