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Master of Medical Statistics

24 months
37115 AUD/year
20175 AUD/year
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The Medical Statistics from University of Newcastle is the only program of its kind in Australia. It offers the fastest route to gaining a Masters qualification in Medical Statistics/Biostatistics for students who have not previously studied undergraduate mathematics and statistics.


This Medical Statistics is an 80-unit program offered by the University of Newcastle that provides quality training by passionate academics in the use of statistical methods for analysing medical data, clinical trials, and large-scale longitudinal studies.

You will enhance your understanding of statistical methods and how to apply them to problem solve in professional practice within various scientific and clinical settings.

You will enhance your understanding of statistical methods and how to apply them to problem solve in professional practice within various scientific and clinical settings.


Possible career paths may include:

  • Medical Statistician
  • Biostatistician

Employers of Medical Statisticians and Biostatisticians include:

  • Universities
  • Government Departments (eg NSW Department of Health, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare)
  • Medical Research Institutes and Centres
  • Pharmaceutical Industry

Graduates may also transition into a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology and Medical Statistics at the University of Newcastle, providing outstanding future career opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinical Trial Design
  • Linear Regression Modelling
  • Foundations of Probability Theory and Statistical Inference
  • Generalised Linear Models
  • Logistic Regression
  • Survival Analysis
  • Biostatistics
  • Longitudinal Analysis
  • Applied Research
  • Data Wrangling and Visualisation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

It is recommended you submit your application a minimum of 12 weeks before your intended semester or trimester start date. Late applications may be considered for next available intake.


80 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

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  • A three year undergraduate degree in any field e.g., biomedical science, economics, allied health, pharmacy, science, IT, medicine, computer science, mathematics, engineering; plus a minimum of one year relevant work experience; OR
  • A four year undergraduate degree in any field; OR
  • Relevant postgraduate qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37115 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37115 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    20175 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20175 AUD per year during 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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