Part-time home/EU students: £ 2650 pa Part-time overseas students: £ 4825 pa
07 August 2017
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 one 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.
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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
Teaching and assessment
Teaching Mainly by lectures, but you will take part in practical sessions using a statistical package as part of the Statistics: Theory and Practice module.
Assessment Coursework makes up 20% of the assessment of all modules. The rest of the assessment is by examinations taken in the summer term.
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 high education lecturer.
We offer a comprehensive Careers and Employability Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.