Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

The purpose of this qualification is to provide a programme for those students who would like to obtain very specific training in advanced econometric theory and applications. It is a course of study in its own right in which you take the same courses and exams as those enrolled in the MSc Economics and MSc Finance. Teaching may include formal lectures, seminars, and practical classes and tutorials. Formal lectures are used in most degree programmes to give an overview of a particular field of study. They aim to provide the stimulus and the starting point for deeper exploration of the subject during your own personal reading.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework.

Graduates can pursue a career in banking and finance, the public sector, industry, and research and analysis. Possible professions include economist, financial risk analyst, or Civil Service fast streamer. This degree is useful within the banking and finance sectors, as well as in becoming an actuary or local government officer.

Start Date:

Duration: two evenings a week part-time..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Part Time Evening
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £4,200 Home Fees
1 year
Part Time Evening
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £4,200 European Fees
1 year
Part Time Evening
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £6,150 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Course specific entry requirements: Students need first- or second-class honours degree, or its equivalent, in either a directly relevant or a highly quantitative subject. Those who hold relevant practical work experience and professional qualification are also taken into consideration. Demonstrable qualities, such as good time management and the ability to cope under pressure, are vital. Standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and their professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners. Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.
  • International entry requirements: Students whose first language is not English or who 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.