Master of Biostatistics (Enhanced)

  • CRICOS code: 111031C

Course overview

  • 2 years full time / 4 years part time
  • Mixed Attendance Mode (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Start Year Intake - February and Mid Year Intake - July



The Master of Biostatistics (Enhanced) is a four semester course that provides advanced biostatistical training with a solid foundation in mathematics and probability for a diverse range of students.

Graduates acquire specialised knowledge and skills in the statistical methods used in health and medical investigations, with the necessary mathematical foundation to integrate sophisticated statistical understanding and specialised skills into their training.

On completion of the degree, graduates will have had the opportunity to complete a range of elective subjects, 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:

  • 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.

Course description

Our 2 year (4 years part-time) course offers both on campus and online subjects, meaning you can benefit from interaction with local biostatistics experts and also have access to academic biostatisticians located throughout Australia via our affiliation with the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia.

The Masters (Enhanced) program builds on the Master of Biostatistics with a further 6 months of study, allowing you to either undertake more depth in biostatistics or develop skills in the breadth of public health. The Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics is also available to study as a fast-tracked 1 year of full time study or 2 years part time.