Duration

3 Years part-time (only available as part-time study)

Commencing 2019

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Medicine

Location

External

Delivery mode

Web Based

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Biostatistics.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

To enrol in this 24-unit Masters program, a person must

  • hold an approved degree and have completed at least one introductory tertiary course in statistics at undergraduate level (or equivalent); or
  • hold a Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics from the university.

Applicants who have completed a four year (i.e. Honours) degree with a major in statistics may be eligible for the #16 unit program.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees. An invoice with the fees for the current semester will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

If the invoice for a given semester or teaching period is not yet available, you can use the Fees Schedules to estimate your fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually in accordance with the University's Student Fees Policy, and may increase from 1 January each year.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

Email: med.enquiries@uq.edu.au

Phone: (07) 3346 4922

Web: https://public-health.uq.edu.au/

Duration

3 Years part-time (only available as part-time study)

Commencing 2019

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Medicine

Location

External

Delivery mode

Web Based

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Biostatistics.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

To enrol in this 24-unit Masters program, a person must

  • hold an approved degree and have completed at least one introductory tertiary course in statistics at undergraduate level (or equivalent); or
  • hold a Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics from the university.

Applicants who have completed a four year (i.e. Honours) degree with a major in statistics may be eligible for the #16 unit program.

International students who wish to undertake this program will not qualify for a Student Visa. To study this program in Australia, international students must hold alternative Australian Visa/Residency status with a sufficient study entitlement. See Department of Immigration and Border Protection for further details. Alternatively, for programs available in 'External' mode, students may study from their home country.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees. An invoice with the fees for the current semester will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

If the invoice for a given semester or teaching period is not yet available, you can use the Fees Schedules to estimate your fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually in accordance with the University's Student Fees Policy, and may increase from 1 January each year.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004 Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web: https://public-health.uq.edu.au/

Enquire online

Why study the Master of Biostatistics?

Biostatistics is the specialised application of statistics (involving study design, data collection, data analysis and interpretation) to the field of health.

This program is offered in web-based mode only.

Due to course scheduling and prerequisites, this program can be completed on a part-time basis ONLY.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Biostatistics.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

To enrol in this 24-unit Masters program, a person must

  • hold an approved degree and have completed at least one introductory tertiary course in statistics at undergraduate level (or equivalent); or
  • hold a Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics from the university.

Applicants who have completed a four year (i.e. Honours) degree with a major in statistics may be eligible for the #16 unit program.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

To enrol in this 24-unit Masters program, a person must

  • hold an approved degree and have completed at least one introductory tertiary course in statistics at undergraduate level (or equivalent); or
  • hold a Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics from the university.

Applicants who have completed a four year (i.e. Honours) degree with a major in statistics may be eligible for the #16 unit program.

Additional application requirements

This program is only offered in web-based mode. International students must study from their home country and will not be eligible for an Australian student visa.

Visa requirements

International students who wish to undertake this program will not qualify for a Student Visa. To study this program in Australia, international students must hold alternative Australian Visa/Residency status with a sufficient study entitlement. See Department of Immigration and Border Protection for further details. Alternatively, for programs available in 'External' mode, students may study from their home country.

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees. An invoice with the fees for the current semester will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

If the invoice for a given semester or teaching period is not yet available, you can use the Fees Schedules to estimate your fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually in accordance with the University's Student Fees Policy, and may increase from 1 January each year.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees. An invoice with the fees for the current semester will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

If the invoice for a given semester or teaching period is not yet available, you can use the Fees Schedules to estimate your fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually in accordance with the University's Student Fees Policy, and may increase from 1 January each year.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

What you can do with a Master of Biostatistics

Careers

There is an on-going shortage of skilled biostatisticians in Australia and around the world. Graduates in biostatistics have substantial opportunities in the public health sector, medical research and the pharmaceutical industry. This program aims to fill the gap between programs in public health and epidemiology (which train users of biostatistical methods, not professional biostatisticians) and general statistics programs (which do not cater for the diverse and specialised needs in health research).

Program requirements for the Master of Biostatistics

To complete the Master of Biostatistics

To fulfil the requirements of the Master of Biostatistics, a student must complete the requisite number of courses chosen from the course list in accordance with the Program Rules.

For more information on program requirements, please contact the Faculty.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland policies and rules which govern the conduct of UQ programs. These may be found on the UQ policies and rules page on the my.UQ website.

Early exit points

Based upon course selection, students may be able to exit this award with the: