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Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics

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Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics

Launch of BSc Economics

This new BSc Economics is designed to provide a core of rigorous, technically demanding, yet applications-oriented, skills in economics.

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We are still accepting applications for all programmes. Fill in the application form and contact the course administrator.

Seen the Economist ad?

Upgrade to MSc by evening and online study on one of our graduate conversion courses in economics and finance.


Economics and Mathematics short courses

The Certificate (4 module) and Diploma (8 module) of Higher Education are stand-alone qualifications, but can also be a gateway to further study in the Department. The Economics modules can also be taken as individual courses.

Undergraduate degrees

Birkbeck is ideal if you wish to do your undergraduate degree while working full-time. Choose from a range of first degrees in economics, economic and social policy, economics and business, financial economics, mathematics or statistics. Most undergraduate programmes are completed over four years, but there are now also three-year versions of the economics degrees.


Conversion programmes for graduates

These Graduate Diploma programmes in Economics, Finance, Mathematics and Statistics are designed for graduates in other subjects to be trained up to degree level by 1 or 2 years of rigorous intensive training. They stand as qualifications in themselves, but also provide an entry to the Department's Masters programmes.

The Graduate Certificates in Mathematics and in Statistics are, typically, one year 2-module programmes, and can also lead to entry to the MSc Mathematics and MSc Applied Statistics respectively, dependent on the students prior experience.


Postgraduate and Research degrees

Graduates of Birkbeck's programmes in economics and finance work in the City, the Bank of England, government departments, the International Monetary Fund, and universities in Britain and throughout the world. Teaching staff engage in fundamental research into the underlying mathematical theory and are active in consultancy. The MPhil/PhD courses aim to train you to conduct research of a high academic standard and to make original contributions to the subject. The research reputation of the Department attracts many applications from students wishing to undertake a research degree and the PhD programmes have always been an important focus of the Department.

ESRC application information is now live

Scholarships for 2016 entry are available via Bloomsbury Doctoral Training Centre

Birkbeck Finance graduates amongst best paid graduates in Europe

Emolument, a company which collects data on pay, lists Birkbeck in the top 15 European universities whose finance students were paid the most when they left university.

Winton Capital PhD Mathematics Scholarship

Announcing a scholarship for a four-year PhD in Mathematics.

03 December 2015 - 18:00: Get Started Postgraduate - December 2015

05 December 2015 - 11:00: Get Started Saturday - December 2015

11 December 2015 - 18:00: Last day of autumn term

14 December 2015 - 18:00: Creating Impact Through Your Voice