Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London


This programme introduces you to the methods of statistical analysis, together with the underlying theory and some of the associated mathematics. The Graduate Certificate is a standard qualifying course for Birkbeck's MSc Applied Statistics programmes. You will gain an understanding of statistical methods and will be able to apply them to the analysis of real-world data sets. You will also learn how to use statistical computer packages.

Entry requirements

A first degree in any subject, plus A-level mathematics or equivalent, for example Birkbeck's Certificate of Higher Education in Mathematical Studies or the Open University modules Essential Mathematics 1 and Essential Mathematics 2. 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.

Course modules

You take 2 year-long modules, designed to give you a thorough grounding in mathematical and statistical methods as a basis for the postgraduate study of statistics. Modules: Advanced Mathematical Methods; Statistics: Theory and Practice.

Assessment methods

Coursework makes up 20% of the assessment of both modules. The rest of the assessment is by examinations taken in the summer term.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Graduate Certificate Part-time evening October 2018 - 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus WC1E 7HX London

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Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
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