48 months
13500 GBP/year
4596 GBP/year
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Mathematics and Statistics from Birkbeck, University of London is an advanced postgraduate research degree that requires original research and the submission of a substantial dissertation of 60,000 to 100,000 words. 


Mathematics and Statistics from Birkbeck, University of London aims to train you to conduct research of a high academic standard and to make original contributions to the subject.

The programme involves coursework (where suitable) and research training, but its major component is the preparation of a substantial research thesis. The thesis should demonstrate a sound understanding of the main issues in the area and add to existing knowledge.

Students at Mathematics and Statistics from Birkbeck, University of London will gain knowledge in:

  • Non-associative algebras and normal ideals
  • Canonical auto and cross correlations of multivariate time series
  • Dimension and measure defined by infinite Bernoulli convolutions
  • Some Markov decision models for pest control
  • Aspects of estimation in linear and non-linear time series models
  • Inventory renewal time series and their ARMA equivalents
  • Some statistical aspects of the estimation of fire losses
  • The use of tensor algebras in population genetics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • mathematical physics and partial differential equations; 
  • approximation theory and numerical analysis; 
  • probability and stochastic processes, pure and applied; 
  • applied statistics and multivariate analysis; covariance modelling for repeated measures and longitudinal data; 
  • medical statistics; combinatorics, algebra and designs.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 84 months

Start dates & application deadlines


300 alternative credits
  • MPhil - 180 credits
  • PhD - 120 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Draft a research proposal.
  • First- or upper second-class honours degree in a relevant subject. In many instances, an MSc will be preferable.
  • Applicants should submit a research proposal which is in line with the research interests of the department.
  • If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the standard requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13500 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4596 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4596 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • Part-time home students: £2439 pa 
  • Part-time international students: £6825 pa 

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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