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, 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 1 year, in lectures and practical computing sessions, the programme covers both the theory and the application of statistical and stochastic modelling techniques to applied problems in industry, the 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.

Start Date:

2-3 evenings a week.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Part Time Evening
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £2,900 Home Fees
1 year
Part Time Evening
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £2,900 European Fees
1 year
Part Time Evening
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £4,950 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a good upper second-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.
  • 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.