Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

While practically orientated, this postgraduate degree in applied statistics proceeds from a strong theoretical background so as to develop the ability to tackle new and non'standard problems with confidence. The mutual dependence of practice and theory is emphasised wherever possible. The programme is ideal if you are considering a career move into statistics, or if your work already involves aspects of data collection and exploration, the interpretation of statistics, or the modelling and forecasting of time'dependent phenomena.

Course Modules

Core modules in year 1 cover: Statistical inference; probability and distribution theory; statistical modelling; optimal experimental; sample survey design. Modules in year 1 cover the broad areas of: Further applied statistics (e.g. topics in Bayesian statistics, advanced multivariate analysis, mixed models, medical statistics); operational research (e.g. topics in optimisation, forecasting and stochastic methods of operational research); stochastic processes and financial applications (with particular emphasis on applications in mathematical finance and dynamic asset pricing); there is also a project to be completed.

Course Additional Entry

A good upper 2nd Class degree or above, with mathematics or statistics as a main subject. Other degrees or professional qualifications may also be acceptable, such as the Birkbeck Graduate Certificate in Statistics or the Graduate Diploma of the Royal Statistical Society. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English: IELTS Academic Test score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,225  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc (Postgraduate) £3,975  Academic year. First year home fees
1 year
Part Time Evening
PgCert £4,825  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Part Time Evening
PgCert £2,650  Academic year. First year home fees