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Statistics (Graduate Diploma)

Course Description

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.

Visit the website http://www.bbk.ac.uk/study/2016/postgraduate/programmes/GDGSTATI_C/

Our research

Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research-intensive institutions. Our cutting-edge scholarship informs public policy, achieves scientific advances, supports the economy, promotes culture and the arts, and makes a positive difference to society.

Birkbeck’s research excellence was confirmed in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (http://www.bbk.ac.uk/news/ref-results/), which placed Birkbeck 30th in the UK for research, with 73% of our research rated world-leading or internationally excellent.

Read about Birkbeck research offering insights and expertise to inform business, contribute to economic success and develop ground-breaking technologies (http://www.bbk.ac.uk/business/our-research).

Why study this course at Birkbeck?

- Provides an introduction to the main methods of statistical analysis used in business and scientific research.

- Ideal as a way to top up existing knowledge, as preparation for further graduate study or as a stand-alone course.

- Watch videos of our postgraduate students discussing their experience of studying at Birkbeck (http://www.bbk.ac.uk/mybirkbeck/get-ahead-stay-ahead/student-experience-videos).

Course structure

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

Mainly by lectures, but you will take part in practical sessions using a statistical package as part of the Statistics: Theory and Practice module.

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.

Find out more about these professions (http://www.prospects.ac.uk/options_with_your_subject.htm).

Find out more about the destinations of graduates in this subject (http://www.bbk.ac.uk/prospective/careers-and-employability/department-of-economics-mathematics-and-statistics).

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.

Find out how to apply here - http://www.bbk.ac.uk/prospective/postgraduate/apply

Visit the Statistics (Graduate Diploma) page on the Birkbeck, University of London website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A first degree in any subject, plus A-level mathematics or equivalent. 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: £ 2650 pa Part-time overseas students: £ 4825 pa

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