Birkbeck, University of London has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Applying mathematical and statistical methods to commercial and scientific problems develops a rational approach to problem-solving. This joint degree provides excellent training in the methods and applications of mathematics and statistics. It covers pure and applicable mathematics, statistical theory and data analysis. You will use software packages to develop your understanding of the subject and to help you solve problems.
Training in the mathematical 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%.
The BSc Mathematics and BSc Mathematics and Statistics programmes have a common core of modules for the first two years. It is therefore possible to transfer between programmes during this time should your preference change.
We provide a broad education in the mathematical 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 mathematical 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 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, as well as the Birkbeck Library and e-Library.
For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.
Coursework makes up at least 20% of the assessment of all modules. Most modules also have an examination in the summer term.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. If you don't meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||The UCAS tariff score is applicable to you if you have recently studied a qualification that has a UCAS tariff equivalence.|
|A level||BBC||With grade B in mathematics|
We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience.
If you have no previous Level 3 mathematics qualifications we recommend that you apply for the part-time evening study programme over four years. Please contact the Department for more information.
Alternative entry routes
Students taking the Certificate of Higher Education in Mathematical Studies at Birkbeck can gain access to the programme, provided they obtain at least a Distinction.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|