Monash University

Master Online
36 months
29000 AUD/year
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The Biostatistics program at Monash University provides you with a sound understanding of the theory and application of biostatistics relevant to professional practice. You will acquire skills and experience in complex statistical analyses, identifying and implementing appropriate statistical methodology.


The Biostatistics program at Monash University develops the technical skills for you to commence a professional career as a biostatistician. The degree will provide necessary skills in complex statistical analyses, the identification and implementation of appropriate statistical methodology, the communication of biostatistical results, and the understanding of biostatistical literature. The course develops the technical skills for commencement in a professional career as a biostatistician.


Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will be able to:

  • integrate a sound understanding of epidemiological study design principles with the theory and application of the major areas of biostatistics relevant to professional practice
  • synthesise biostatistical knowledge with critical analysis and expert judgment to autonomously propose and implement an appropriate statistical design and/or analysis methodology for addressing practical problems in clinical/health research
  • combine statistical theory with ethical considerations to devise strategies for collection and management of complex data, and for application of quality control procedures
  • consolidate knowledge, current research and computing skills to perform complex analyses for a variety of practical problems using modern statistical techniques and software
  • effectively communicate theoretical and practical biostatistical issues with clinical/health personnel and present statistical results in a format suitable for publication in health-related journals or professional reports
  • critically reflect on and evaluate methodological research papers in the biostatistical literature and apply the methods described therein to practical problems

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematical background for biostatistics
  • Principles of statistical inference
  • Linear models
  • Data management and statistical computing
  • Design of experiments and clinical trials
  • Categorical data and generalised linear models
  • Probability and distribution theory
  • Introductory epidemiology

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




72 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An Australian undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) in mathematics or statistics or
  • A Graduate Diploma of Biostatistics from Monash University or another university in the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia Australia or equivalent as deemed by the Faculty or
  • An Australian undergraduate Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in science, psychology, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, health sciences or a quantitiative discipline, plus:
a) a minimum of one year of full-time equivalent experience in clinical/health research or in a quantitative sector (e.g. engineering); andb) completion of MPH5041 Introductory biostatistics or an equivalent unit or equivalent knowledge as deemed by the Faculty.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    29000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29000 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.


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Getting a Student Visa

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