Master of Biostatistics (MBiostat)

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Academic Year

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.

The selection process 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 or a standard part-time duration of 3 years.


Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Program Coordinator or Delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Master of Biostatistics

There shall be a Master of Biostatistics.

Qualification Requirements

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, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 15 units
  2. Research project to the value of 9 units
  3. Elective courses to the value of 12 units

Core Courses