Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme has been specially designed to meet the personal and career development needs of people who want to continue working, or gain valuable interning experience, while also studying in the evening. Many of our students, as part of their everyday work, are involved in data analysis, the interpretation of statistics, the optimal design and control of systems, and the modelling and prediction of time'dependent phenomena. They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience into the classroom, and you’ll find yourself surrounded by committed, enthusiastic students from all backgrounds, careers and cultures. This 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.

Over 2 years, in lectures and practical computing sessions, the course covers both the theory and the application of modern statistical and mathematical modelling techniques to applied problems in industry, public services, commerce and research. The programme proceeds from a strong theoretical background, but it is practically oriented, in order to develop your ability to tackle new and non'standard problems confidently. The mutual dependence of practice and theory is emphasised throughout the course.

Course Modules

For information about course structure and the moules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Start Date:

10/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Part Time
MSc £4,375 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £7,425 Overseas Fees
1 year
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £2,900 Home Fees
1 year
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £4,950 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • 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.