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Master of Biostatistics

    • CRICOS Code: 088478A

    Where will this take me?

    Overview

    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.

    Practical and research experience to build your future

    During your degree, you will study key areas such as the importance of epidemiology in public health, statistical computing, and bridging the gap between the accumulation of health data and using this data to address important health questions. You’ll gain a strong understanding of how statistics can assist across a wide variety of health industries.

    You will undertake your research project under the supervision of teachers from the world-class Melbourne Biomedical Precinct. This will enable you to specialise your biostatistical knowledge and refine your desired career pathway.

    World-class education for worldwide careers

    Aside from being an ideal stepping stone for further study with a PhD, the Master of Biostatistics opens up a wide range of Australian and international employment opportunities.

    While covering the necessary statistical theory throughout your degree, you will move to understand its application to current health problems around the world. Your skills as a professional statistician will prepare you for careers in environments such as:

    • Medical and public health research centres
    • Universities
    • Hospitals
    • Government departments
    • Pharmaceutical companies.

    This Master of Biostatistics is delivered in a blended and flexible structure, and can lead to accreditation with the Statistical Society of Australia (SSA) upon graduation, making you highly employable across the globe.