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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Master of Biostatistics

  • Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Biostatistics will teach you the specialised application of statistics to the field of health that will enable you to make important contributions to research and evidence-based practice.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
3 years full-time
Course Code
5500
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$40,640 per year / $121,920 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 24-unit three year part-time program is designed for applicants who have completed an approved degree (e.g. in mathematics, economics, or health) and at least one tertiary-level statistics course.

Courses are designed to build and extend your knowledge of the theory and application of biostatistics. You'll learn how to undertake complex statistical analyses and have the option of undertaking a research project.

The program is enriched by the School of Public Health's strong links with leading international agencies including Australian Aid, the World Bank and the World Health Organization.

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.

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