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Econometrics (PGCert)

Course Description

The study of econometrics covers linear regression models, a wide variety of hypothesis tests and techniques for estimating systems of equations. Techniques are illustrated with economic examples such as models with rational expectations, as well as consumption, production and money demand functions.

Economics and finance at Birkbeck has acquired an excellent reputation, not only for the quality of its research but also for the quality of its training. We take students who are determined to succeed and are prepared to undergo the rigours of a first-class training.

Why study this course at Birkbeck?

Gives students with a good honours degree in economics the opportunity to gain graduate training in econometrics.
Excellent reputation for the quality of our teaching, providing training for employers such as the Treasury and the Bank of England.
The department enjoys an international reputation and stands among the foremost research groups in the country.

Visit the Econometrics (PGCert) page on the Birkbeck, University of London website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Emma Whiteacre

4013.jpg Emma has really progressed in her career since studying at Birkbeck. Her employer paid part of her course fees, and she has now progressed to a more senior role.
'I'm sure I wouldn't have got this new job without my master's. Birkbeck gives you the chance to achieve something concrete with your free time. I feel proud of what I achieved.

'It's really fulfilling to do something that stretches you and opens up new opportunities.'


Postgraduate Support Scheme for final-year undergraduates (full-time) - 20+ Awards

We are pleased to announce that, for October 2015 entry, Birkbeck has a limited number of new £10,000 postgraduate scholarships. These scholarships are for students progressing from a full-time undergraduate degree to a part-time Master’s degree starting in 2015/16.

Value of Scholarship(s)



To be eligible for the scholarship you must be:Starting a 2-year part-time taught Master’s degree in 2015/16
Domiciled in the UK/EU
Progressing from an undergraduate course for which you were charged the higher tuition fee (applicable since 2012–13)
Studying at postgraduate Master’s level for the first time

Application Procedure

If you want to apply for this support, you must follow these steps:Submit an application for your intended course
Submit an application for the Postgraduate Support Scheme

Further Information


Entry Requirements

First- or second-class honours degree, or its equivalent, in either a directly relevant or a highly quantitative subject. Relevant practical work experience and professional qualifications also taken into consideration. Demonstrable qualities, such as good time management and the ability to cope under pressure, are vital. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Course Fees

Part-time home/EU students: £ 4000 pa Part-time overseas students: £ 5850 pa

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