Econometrics (Postgraduate Certificate)

Year of entry


Start date

October 2018


Central London


Fully Approved


One year part-time


Two evenings a week, September to August

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The study of econometrics covers linear regression models, a wide variety of hypothesis tests and techniques for estimating systems of equations. Techniques are illustrated with economic examples such as models with rational expectations, as well as consumption, production and money demand functions.

Economics and finance at Birkbeck has acquired an excellent reputation, not only for the quality of its research but also for the quality of its training. We take students who are determined to succeed and are prepared to undergo the rigours of a first-class training.

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  • Gives students with a good honours degree in economics the opportunity to gain graduate training in econometrics.
  • Excellent reputation for the quality of our teaching, providing training for employers such as the Treasury and the Bank of England.
  • The Department enjoys an international reputation and stands among the foremost research groups in the country.
  • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), more than half of our research outputs in Economics were ranked world-leading or internationally excellent.
  • Watch our video of Professor Ron Smith talking about studying in the Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics.
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Course structure

The programme comprises four econometrics modules, including a dissertation.

There will also be mandatory pre-sessional statistics classes in September. These have to be passed in order to progress onto the programme.

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