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Birkbeck, University of London

Statistics and Economics

UCAS Code: Not applicable

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access to Higher Education Diploma with a minimum of 15 credits achieved at Merit or Distinction in mathematics or accounting units.

About this course


Course option

4years

Part-time | 2019

Subjects

Statistics

Economics

This interdisciplinary degree brings together the disciplines of statistics and operational research with applications in economics and finance. It encourages a systematic approach to problem-solving and focuses on the collection, presentation and interpretation of data. It is suited to those working in the financial sector or for statistical careers in commerce, industry, medicine, transport, government and education.

The first year of the programme consists of compulsory courses, in order to provide a common base for further study. In the second, third and fourth years there will be a mix of compulsory and optional courses. For the options you can choose whichever interest you most, and in that way tailor the degree to match and develop your interests.

Training in the mathematical and statistical sciences is highly valued by employers. Graduates in these subjects are in great demand and earn on average 10% more than other graduates. Around 35% have jobs in business or finance, with the next most popular choice being teaching, at around 10%.

Highlights

- We provide a broad education in the mathematical and statistical sciences and their application to commerce and the natural and social sciences. Our courses cover the theoretical background, as well as methods and modelling techniques, and equip you with a wide range of skills.

- The Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics has an excellent reputation for the quality of its academic research and teaching. We offer a full range of academic programmes in economics, finance, mathematics and statistics and we regularly provide customised training to various public and private sector organisations.

- Mathematical and statistical sciences are highly valued by employers and our graduates go on to successful careers in business and finance, statistics, research and analysis, management, consultancy and teaching, among many others.

- You will have access to Moodle, our online learning resource where all information and materials relating to your programme of study and modules are available. You will also have access to the Birkbeck Library and e-Library where you can obtain books and journal articles required for your studies.

Modules

Modules in the first year introduce you to the main ideas of economics, and enhance the mathematical and computing capabilities you will need in the following years. In your final year, you will be able to specialise in one of the main subject areas.

You take the following modules, plus an option module in statistics or economics in Year 2, and three option modules in statistics or economics in Year 4.

Assessment methods

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations. You will be given time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£6,935
per year
England
£6,935
per year
EU
£6,935
per year
International
£10,275
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,935
per year
Scotland
£6,935
per year
Wales
£6,935
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Birkbeck, University of London

Department:

Economics, Mathematics and Statistics

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

80%
med
Economics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Statistics

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Economics

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
66%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

80%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Statistics

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Economics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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