Research course

Mathematics and Statistics

Institution
Birkbeck, University of London · Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

First- or upper second-class honours degree in a relevant subject. In many instances, an MSc will be preferable. Applicants should submit a research proposal which is in line with the research interests of the department.

Months of entry

January, October, April

Course content

Our MPhil/PhD degree in Mathematics and Statistics aims to train you to conduct research of a high academic standard and to make original contributions to the subject.

The programme involves coursework (where suitable) and research training, but its major component is the preparation of a substantial research thesis. The thesis should demonstrate a sound understanding of the main issues in the area and add to existing knowledge.

Research interests in mathematics and statistics include: mathematical finance, in particular the analysis of risk and numerical computation; mathematical physics and partial differential equations; approximation theory and numerical analysis; probability and stochastic processes, pure and applied; applied statistics and multivariate analysis; covariance modelling for repeated measures and longitudinal data; medical statistics; combinatorics, algebra and designs.

Department specialisms

Research interests in mathematics and statistics include: mathematical finance, in particular the analysis of risk and numerical computation; mathematical physics and partial differential equations; approximation theory and numerical analysis; probability and stochastic processes, pure and applied; applied statistics and multivariate analysis; covariance modelling for repeated measures and longitudinal data; medical statistics; combinatorics, algebra and designs.

Information for international students

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.

Fees and funding

UK students
Part-time home/EU students: £ 2187 pa Full-time home/EU students: £ 4121 pa
International students
Part-time overseas students: £ 6050 pa Full-time overseas students: £ 11995 pa

Our School attracts funding for studentships that ensure researchers of the highest standard can pursue their research with us. Find out more about research funding opportunities at Birkbeck.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
36 months
full time
24 months

MPhil

part time
36 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Economics,Mathematics and Statistics
Email
courses@ems.bbk.ac.uk
Phone
+ 44 (0)20 7631 6403
Fax
+ 44 (0)20 7631 6416