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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
This Statistics programme at Birkbeck, University of London 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.

About

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.

Highlights 

  • Used mainly as a qualifying course for our MSc Applied Statistics for students who have a first degree in a different field and need to gain expertise in statistics and mathematics.
  • Ideal as a way to top up existing knowledge, as preparation for further graduate study or as a stand-alone course.

Careers and Employability

Graduates can pursue careers in data collection, research, and analysis, modelling and forecasting. Possible professions include statistician, operational researcher, or research scientist (maths). This Statistics programme at Birkbeck, University of London may also be useful in becoming a forensic statistician or high education lecturer. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Mathematical Methods
  • Statistics: Theory and Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process. 

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: First Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to First Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A first degree in any subject, plus A-level mathematics (or equivalent), or at least 60% in the Birkbeck module Calculus 1 (studied as an affiliate student).

If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

  • Courses of more than six months' duration.
  • Courses of less than six months' duration.
  • Pre-sessional English language courses.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5075 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5075 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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