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Master of Biostatistics

    • CRICOS Code: 088478A

    Course overview

    • 18 months full time / 3 years part time
    • Parkville campus located in the heart of Melbourne city
    • Available to domestic and international students.
    • Start Year Intake - February and Mid Year Intake - July

    Overview

    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

    Course description

    Our 18-month full-time (three-year 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.