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Postgraduate courses

The Department offers advanced degrees in Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Statistics, and a joint MSc in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE). Read more about our one-year conversion undergraduate degrees for graduates.

MSc and MRes Courses

These degrees familiarise students with advanced concepts and techniques, allowing them to evaluate current research output in academic journals, and in the public and commercial sectors. Each degree can be tailored to suit your interests or professional development with theoretical or applied optional modules.

Economics and Finance

  • Economics (MSc) and Economics (MRes). Rigorous training in the theory underlying modern economic analysis. Data and econometric skills for testing theories, evaluating policies, and forecasting.
  • Financial Economics (MSc) and Financial Economics (MRes). Develop expertise in finance and how it underpins the economy. This degree is based on modules from our highly regarded Economics and Finance MScs.
  • Finance (MSc). Providing theoretical and applied training in finance, this degree is recognised as part of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Recognition Programme.
  • Quantitative Risk Management with Machine Learning (MSc). This degree gives the knowledge and the quantitative skills needed for a career in financial risk management and machine learning, a branch of data science that is reshaping the finance industry.

Politics, Philosophy and Economics

  • This joint degree gives a deep understanding of modern society and the philosophical ideas that underpin it.

Mathematics and quantitative Finance

  • Mathematics (MSc). Based on a range of modules in pure and applied mathematics taught by active researchers. Learn how to read mathematical papers, and develop the skills to pursue your mathematical interests.
  • Mathematical Finance (MSc). Advanced training in the mathematical skills used in modern financial institutions, including the valuation of securities, and measurement and management of portfolio risks, enabling you to seek employment in financial institutions and regulatory bodies.
  • Mathematics and Financial Modelling (MSc). Develop your knowledge and abilities in pure, applied, and financial mathematics. Finance options include the Mathematics of Financial Derivatives and Financial Data Science with Python.
  • Quantitative Risk Management with Machine Learning (MSc). Gain the skills required for a career in financial risk management, including an in-depth knowledge of financial derivatives, portfolio management, market risk and credit risk.


  • Applied Statistics (MSc). The programme covers both the theory and the application of modern statistical and mathematical modelling techniques. Accredited by the Royal Statistical Society.
  • Applied Statistics and Financial Modelling (MSc). Develop your skills with modules from our MSc in Applied Statistics and in Financial Modelling. Accredited by the Royal Statistical Society.

Postgraduate Certificates

These applied postgraduate qualifications are focused on providing the advanced skills you need to develop your career.

Applied Statistics

  • Based on modules from the Applied Statistics MSc, this programme provides core statistical skills for practitioners. Accredited by the Royal Statistical Society.


Provisional Timetables

Please note: these timetables are indicative and are subject to change. A personalised timetable is available for enrolled students on their MyBirkbeck profile. Rooms will be added to your profile a few weeks before the start of the academic year.

For more information about individual modules, students should visit their module page on Moodle.

Economics and Finance

2021-22 - Autumn Term

Mathematics and Statistics

2021/2022 - Autumn Term