The University of Melbourne

Master of Biostatistics

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

This program aims to provide students with skills suitable for employment as professional biostatisticians in medical and epidemiological research, the pharmaceutical industry and government departments and agencies. The program is designed to accommodate students from a range of academic backgrounds and includes subjects designed to provide the necessary foundations in mathematical and statistical theory to those without a first degree in mathematics or statistics. A compulsory subject in epidemiology introduces those unfamiliar with research in population health to critical appraisal of the health and medical literature. Subjects taught under the Biostatistics program form a structured sequence and are not generally available to students taking other awards.

Designed for

Students who wish to gain applied skills in biostatistics and quantitative health research


Option 1: Six Core Subjects Four elective subjects and a 25 point Research Project Option 2: Six Core Subjects Four elective subjects, a Capstone elective subject and a 12.5 point Research Project


  • Biostatistics

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline, such as statistics, mathematics, biomedicine, psychology, science, pharmacy, health sciences, economics, from an approved university, with an average mark of at least H2B (70%) over the degree
  • Successful completion (result of at least H3 or 65%) at tertiary level of at least one mathematics subject, including elements of multivariable calculus and linear algebra.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville Domestic: $43,530
International: $43,530
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

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