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Maths and Statistics

Our Maths and Statistics short course will help you develop the essential mathematical and statistical skills for studying the social sciences, especially psychology, business studies and management. You will learn how to collect, analyse and present data through a variety of exercises that are designed to help you overcome any lack of confidence in this area.

Assessment: statistical problems and data interpretation, in-class timed assessment, data investigation project, and an in-class presentation.

This short course can be taken as a stand-alone course or it may be available as part of a Certificate of Higher Education.

30 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

    Visa requirements

    If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

    The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

    • Courses of more than six months' duration.
    • Courses of less than six months' duration.
    • Pre-sessional English language courses.

    International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our full-time courses (with the exception of modular enrolment certificates of higher education and graduate certificates), as these qualify for Tier 4 sponsorship. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck's part-time courses (with the exception of some modules).

    For full information, read our visa information for international students page.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You enrol directly onto the classes you would like to take, using the Enrol Now link below. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then enrol onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.

First class: Wed 08-Jan-20 6pm-9pm

Class location Stratford
Class code FFHE004S41CC

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First class: Tue 21-Apr-20 6pm-9pm

Class location Central London
Class code FFHE004S4ACC
Availability Availability limited

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