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University of Queensland

24 months
41536 AUD/year
28160 AUD/year
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Learn how to develop and apply statistical methods to different sets of health data so you can make important contributions to research and evidence-based practice. The Master of Biostatistics is offered at the University of Queensland.


Biostatistics uses data to measure, understand and solve medical problems. This exciting and versatile discipline contributes to all fields of medical research and evidence-based healthcare. In this program, you'll develop critical analysis expertise, interpretation skills and the ability to apply relevant research findings.

This Master of Biostatistics offered at the University of Queensland is ideal if you're interested in advancing knowledge in biomedicine, public health, or the life sciences. 

In Semester, UQ will be teaching courses on campus and online. Delivery modes vary for each course and may change in future semesters.

The 16-unit Master of Biostatistics is a two year part-time program designed for applicants who have completed a bachelor honours degree in statistics. You'll complete a range of advanced courses that will extend your understanding of complex statistical analyses. You'll also complete either a biostatistics research project, or a larger thesis if you prefer.

Program highlights

  • Study a program developed by Australia’s foremost biostatisticians at one of the leading schools of public health in the Asia-Pacific.
  • Benefit from a program enriched by the School of Public Health’s strong links with leading international agencies.
  • Graduate with in-demand skills applicable to all fields of medical research and healthcare.
  • Learn how to undertake complex statistical analyses and have the option of undertaking a research project.

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:
  • Biostatistician
  • Epidemiologist
  • Bioinformatician
  • Data technician

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Mathematical Background for Biostatistics
  • Health Indicators & Health Surveys
  • Data Management & Statistical Computing
  • Principles of Statistical Inference
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Clinical Biostatistics
  • Design of Randomised Controlled Trials
  • Linear Models
  • Probability & Distributional Theory

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

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16 alternative credits



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General requirements

CRICOS Provider No: 00025B

  • A four year (i.e. Honours) degree with a major in statistics. 
  • The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 4.0.

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    28160 AUD/year
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