Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London


The study of econometrics covers linear regression models, a wide variety of hypothesis tests and techniques for estimating systems of equations. Techniques are illustrated with economic examples such as models with rational expectations, as well as consumption, production and money demand functions. Economics and finance at Birkbeck has acquired an excellent reputation, not only for the quality of its research but also for the quality of its training. We take students who are determined to succeed and are prepared to undergo the rigours of a first-class training.

Entry requirements

1st- or 2nd-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.

Course modules

The programme comprises 4 econometrics modules, including a dissertation. There will also be mandatory pre-sessional statistics classes in September; these have to be passed in order to progress onto the programme. Modules include: Advanced econometrics; econometrics; econometrics dissertation; econometrics for postgraduate certificate; forecasting economic and financial time series.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time evening £ 3,350 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgCert Part-time evening £ 4,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgCert Part-time evening £ 3,350 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
Telephone number: 
020 7631 6429/6406