Master of Biostatistics




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
Biostatistics can be used to show the most effective treatment in the spread of disease, or determine risk factors in genetic inheritance and mutation. The Master of Biostatistics covers areas such as the design of randomised controlled trials, categorical data and generalised linear models, survival analysis, and longitudinal and correlated data analysis. Our biostatistics programs are accredited with the Statistical Society of Australia.
Graduate opportunities
The Master of Biostatistics will provide you with advanced biostatistical training ensuring that you are well placed to obtain employment in a wide range of health, pharmaceutical, university, government and non-government organisations.
If you are already working as a biostatistician, then study at postgraduate level will enhance your career development opportunities. The Master of Biostatistics degree is accredited by the Statistical Society of Australia.
Further study
Outstanding graduates may be eligible to pursue a higher degree by research in the courses of Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Philosophy offered by Sydney Medical School.


Which department am I in? Sydney Medical School

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

English Language Requirements: IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0; TOEFL Paper based score of 565; TOEFL IBT: 85; PTE Academic score of 61; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 58; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 45; Cambridge English scale: CAE and CPE: 176.

Entry Requirement For International Student

A successful applicant for admission to the Master of Biostatistics will:
(a) hold a bachelor is degree in statistics, mathematics, science, psychology, medicine, pharmacy, economics, health sciences or other appropriate discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; and
(b) have a proven aptitude for advanced mathematical work - indicated, for example, by a high level of achievement in high school or undergraduate mathematics; and
(c) have already passed an introductory course in statistics covering, at least, the estimation of means and proportions with confidence intervals, and the comparison of means and proportions between two groups using hypothesis tests (i.e. t-tests and chi-squared tests for 2x2 tables).
English language requirements: TOEFL paper-based: A minimum result of 565 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing TOEFL IBT: including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Griffith College

Online/Distance (Variable)

A$44,500.00 (US$ 34,808) per year

5 March 2018, 30 July 2018

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Nelson campus, 322 Hardy Street, NELSON, Nelson Central, 7010, New Zealand