Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme provides very specific training in advanced econometric theory and applications. You take the same courses and examinations as those enrolled on the MSc Economics and MSc Finance, and will learn how to:

* collect and process economic data

* transform economic theory into applicable models

* use modern econometrics packages

* apply a wide range of estimation techniques

* interpret and evaluate results

* present an analysis and conclusions in written reports

TEACHING

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. Seminars give you the chance to explore a specific aspect of your subject in depth and to discuss and exchange ideas with fellow students. They typically require preparatory study.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

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:

Two evenings a week.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Part Time Evening
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £4,340 Home Fees
1 year
Part Time Evening
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £6,340 Overseas Fees
1 year
Part Time Evening
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £4,340 European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: A second-class honours degree, or its equivalent, in either a directly relevant or a highly quantitative subject. Relevant practical work experience and professional qualifications also taken into consideration. Demonstrable qualities, such as good time management and the ability to cope under pressure, are vital.
  • International entry requirements: A second-class honours degree, or its equivalent, in either a directly relevant or a highly quantitative subject. Relevant practical work experience and professional qualifications also taken into consideration. Demonstrable qualities, such as good time management and the ability to cope under pressure, are vital. 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.