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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Master of Biostatistics

  • Masters (Coursework)

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.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time
Course Code
5499
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$40,640 per year / $81,280 total

About this course

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 program is ideal if you're interested in advancing knowledge in biomedicine, public health, or the life sciences. You'll learn how to develop and apply statistical methods to different sets of health data, to make important contributions to research and evidence-based practice.

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.

The program is enriched by the School of Public Health's strong links with leading international agencies including AusAID, the World Bank and the World Health Organization. The School's major public health projects with partners include Wellcome Trust, The Atlantic Philanthropies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Health and Medical Research Council, and the Australian Research Council.

Study locations

External

What you will learn

  • 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 pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Biostatistician
  • Epidemiologist
  • Bioinformatician
  • Data technician