Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme introduces you to the methods of statistical analysis, together with the underlying theory and some of the associated mathematics. The graduate certificate is a standard qualifying course for Birkbeck's MSc Applied Statistics programmes. You will gain an understanding of statistical methods and will be able to apply them to the analysis of real'world data sets. You will also learn how to use statistical computer packages.

Course Modules

You take 2 year'long modules, designed to give you a thorough grounding in mathematical and statistical methods as a basis for the postgraduate study of statistics. Modules: Mathematics for statistics; statistics (theory and practice). We offer an MSc Applied Statistics for students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Statistics; students have to achieve at least a merit, passing both modules with an average mark of 60 per cent.

Course Additional Entry

A first degree in any subject, plus A'level mathematics or equivalent, for example Birkbeck's Certificate of Higher Education in Mathematical Studies or the Open University modules Essential Mathematics 1 and Essential Mathematics 2. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 - 2 years
Part Time Evening
Graduate Certificate (Postgraduate) £3,825  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 - 2 years
Part Time Evening
Graduate Certificate (Postgraduate) £1,975  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Degree