Taught course


Birkbeck, University of London · Economics, Mathematics and Statistics

Entry requirements

A first degree in any subject, plus A-level mathematics or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

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 1 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.

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.

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: £ 2650 pa
International students
Part-time overseas students: £ 4825 pa

Find out more about funding and financial support at postgraduate level.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


part time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Student Advice Service
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