Master of Biostatistics

The University of Adelaide

The Master of Biostatistics provides students with the chance to develop the specialist skills needed to become a professional biostatistician or clinical researcher in health-related research or health services. Offered in conjunction with the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia (BCA), the degree is delivered largely online by leading teachers from the six universities across Australia that contribute to the BCA program. The degree is well matched to students from a range of backgrounds who have an interest in health sciences and statistics and an aptitude for mathematics. Students gain an insight into statistical theory and methods and how to apply these theories to solve problems within professional practice. Workplace research placements are built into the degree and provide the chance to cultivate professional skills within a workplace environment. The Master of Biostatistics is accredited by the Statistical Society of Australia, and upon successful completion of the degree graduates may apply for registration. Biostatistical expertise is in high demand in many areas and graduates find employment in medical and epidemiological research, the pharmaceutical industry, and government departments and agencies. The degree also provides a solid grounding for further study at higher degree research or PhD level. To find out more about the BCA program, visit the BCA website.

Course Fee:

Australian: $37,500

Entry Requirements:

4 year degree or equivalent; plus acceptable standard in Maths Proficiency. The selection process also considers qualifications/experience in a relevant field and includes an interview with the Program Coordinator.


Students complete 11 core courses in Biostatistics and 1 elective course in thematic areas in Biostatistics.

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics

Further information:

The organisation of the BCA program delivery is unique in the world. A student enrols for the award - Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, or Masters - at their 'home' university, for example, the University of Adelaide. The BCA designates one university from within the Collaboration to deliver a particular course by distance to students around Australia, regardless of the university of enrolment. The BCA programs are supported by the collaborating universities, the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, state departments of health, and the pharmaceutical industry.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00123M

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace No info No Online 1.5 years

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