Biostatistics - M6025


Expert master degree

The Masters degree provides you with a sound understanding of the theory and application of biostatistics relevant to professional practice. You will acquire skills and experience in complex statistical analyses, identifying and implementing appropriate statistical methodology, communicating biostatistical results and understanding biostatistical results and understanding biostatistical literature. This program develops the technical skills for you to commence a professional career as a biostatistician.

Units in this degree are offered in conjunction with partner universities in the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia (BCA), a consortium of leading universities in Australia established to jointly develop and deliver a distance-based program in Biostatistics.

At a glance

Course Details

  • Off-campus: Full time & part time

This course is not available to international students who are holders of an Australian student visa, for study onshore in Australia.

  • 1.5 years (full time)
  • 3 years (part time)
Start date
Semester one (February), Semester two (July)
Master of Biostatistics
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


An Australian bachelor honours degree (or equivalent) in mathematics or statistics


A Graduate Diploma of Biostatistics from Monash University or another university in the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia or equivalent as deemed by the Faculty.


An Australian bachelors degree (or equivalent) in science, psychology, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, health sciences or a quantitative discipline, plus a minimum of one year of full-time equivalent experience in clinical/health research or in a quantitative sector (e.g. engineering). Students without this background are encouraged to enrol in the Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV), Relevant Work Experience or statement from employer to substantiate period of employment
  • Statement of purpose (250 words) outlining reasons for undertaking the course and areas of interest.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6025


Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6025


Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.


Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.