The program is designed to take students from a range of backgrounds and prepare them for employment as biostatisticians in a wide range of settings, including medical and epidemiological research, health services and the pharmeceutical industry. The main requirement is that you should have an aptitude for advanced mathematics and a desire to learn biostatistics at a professional level. Introductory subjects provide the necessary foundations in mathematical and statistical theory.

Applicants should have:

  • a Bachelor degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Science, Psychology, Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Economics, Health Sciences or other appropriate discipline from an approved university (or equivalent qualification);
  • a proven aptitude for advanced mathematical work, indicated for example by a high level of achievement in high school or undergraduate mathematics;

Along with the standard eligibility requirements, some universities may prescribe particular mathematical qualifications for enrolment in the Masters degree. If this is the case, successful completion of core units for the Graduate Certificate and Diploma will guarantee compliance and students may be required to enrol in the these and upgrade to the Masters as qualifications are achieved.

Each consortium university may have additional entry requirements. You should check the details with the university of your choice.