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About

This Applied Statistics programme at Birkbeck, University of London has been specially designed to meet the personal and career development needs of people who want to continue working, or gain valuable interning experience, while also studying in the evening. 

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Overview

Many of our students are involved in data analysis, the interpretation of statistics, the optimal design and control of systems, and the modelling and prediction of time-dependent phenomena. They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience into the classroom, and you’ll find yourself surrounded by committed, enthusiastic students from all backgrounds, careers and cultures. This programme is ideal if you are considering a career move into statistics, or if your work already involves aspects of data collection and exploration, the interpretation of statistics, or the modelling and forecasting of time-dependent phenomena.

The Applied Statistics programme at Birkbeck, University of London covers both the theory and the application of modern statistical and mathematical modelling techniques to applied problems in industry, public services, commerce and research. It proceeds from a strong theoretical background, but it is practically oriented to develop your ability to tackle new and non-standard problems confidently. The mutual dependence of practice and theory is emphasised throughout the course.

All students are initially registered on the MSc Applied Statistics. After a common first year of core modules in theoretical and applied statistics, the second year allows you to orient your programme of studies towards your own particular interests and career objectives.

Highlights

  • Accredited by the Royal Statistical Society - graduates may be granted Graduate Statistician (GradStat) status.
  • Birkbeck brings together research and teaching across economics and finance, mathematics and statistics in a single department, which creates significant interdisciplinary synergies.
  • Our teaching is informed by the needs of employers and you will be taught by academics who are professional practitioners involved in the world of economics and international finance. They provide specialist advice and in-house training for government departments and City firms and banks.
  • Our Department houses active research groups in mathematics, econometrics and statistics, macroeconomics and microeconomics, which all host visiting speakers and organise seminars. 
  • The Birkbeck Centre for Applied Macroeconomics and the Commodities Finance Centre are our two research centres, which disseminate research, host events and house visiting academics. 
  • You will have access to a wide range of study resources, including University of London seminar programmes in probability and statistics, and excellent library facilities close by in Bloomsbury. Extensive computing facilities include PCs and UNIX platforms. 

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 degree may also be useful in becoming a forensic statistician or higher education lecturer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Probability and Stochastic Modelling
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Analysis of Dependent Data
  • Bayesian Methods
  • Computational Statistics
  • Individually Prescribed Reading Course Applied Statistics
  • Linear and Nonlinear Optimization
  • Statistical Learning
  • Stochastic Systems: Theory, Methods and Applications

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

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.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good upper second class degree or above, with mathematics or statistics as a main subject.
  • Other degrees or professional qualifications may also be acceptable, such as the Birkbeck Graduate Certificate in Statistics or the Graduate Diploma of the Royal Statistical Society.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7600 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4450 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

Birkbeck is committed to providing advice and support to help you finance your postgraduate studies. The government has introduced new loans for postgraduate students and, alongside these, we also offer flexible payment options and a hardship fund to support students who experience a change of circumstances while studying.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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