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.
- 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.
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- Probability and Stochastic Modelling
- Statistical Analysis
- Analysis of Dependent Data
- Bayesian Methods
- Computational Statistics
- Individually Prescribed Reading Course Applied Statistics
- Linear and Nonlinear Optimization
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesMathematics Statistics View 207 other Masters in Mathematics in United Kingdom
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- A second-class honours degree (2:2) or above, with mathematics or statistics as a main subject.
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International8010 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8010 GBP per year during 24 months.
National4680 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4680 GBP per year during 24 months.
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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.
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