Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Statistics

This programme introduces you to the methods of statistical analysis, together with the underlying theory and some of the associated mathematics. The Graduate Diploma gives you the chance to study 1 or more specific areas of statistics in greater depth.

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.
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 compulsory year-long modules, which form the Graduate Certificate in Statistics, designed to give you a thorough grounding in mathematical and statistical methods as a basis for the postgraduate study of statistics.

Then you take 2 further modules, including at least 1 module from: Statistical Modelling; or Probability Models and Time Series.
Compulsory modules:

Advanced Mathematical Methods;
Statistics: Theory and Practice.

Option modules:

Probability Models and Time Series;
Statistical Modelling.

Assessment methods

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

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Graduate Diploma Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 1,975 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
Graduate Diploma Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 1,975 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
Graduate Diploma Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 3,825 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
Graduate Diploma Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 1,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
Graduate Diploma Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 1,975 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
Graduate Diploma Part-time evening October 2016 GBP 1,975 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
Graduate Diploma Part-time evening October 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
Telephone number: 
020 7631 6640