Master of Biostatistics (MBiostat)

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Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


This program is offered in conjunction with the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia (BCA). The program is delivered largely through distance mode. Although students will enrol at the University of Adelaide some courses will be delivered by partner Universities within the BCA.
Applicants are required to meet an acceptable standard in Maths Proficiency. The selection process also considers qualifications / experience in a relevant field and includes an interview with the Program Coordinator.
The Master of Biostatistics is an AQF Level 9 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1.5 years.

Academic Program Rules for Master of Biostatistics

There shall be a Master of Biostatistics.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Master of Biostatistics, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 36 units:

  1. Core courses to the value of 24 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 3 units
  3. Research equivalent courses to the value of 9 units in the form of a research project