Birkbeck, University of London

Mathematics Birkbeck, University of London Degree level: Undergraduate


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This flexible evening study programme is ideal if you want to study mathematics at university level but do not want to commit to a full BSc Mathematics programme yet. With classes on just two evenings a week, this course provides an introduction to university-level mathematics that is less intensive than a BSc degree.

You will develop your knowledge and understanding of mathematical and statistical techniques in the natural and social sciences, learn how to follow and construct mathematical arguments and solve problems logically and analytically, increase your ability to present, analyse and interpret data, and improve your quantitative and computing skills. This course will not only expand your general knowledge of mathematics, but also enable you to explore the areas that interest you the most.


  • 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.

Course details


For information about course structure and the moules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Assessment method

Each module has an examination at the end of the year. Regularly assessed coursework usually contributes 20% of the marks for the module; normally this consists of between two and four take-home exercise sets, but there may be in-class tests for some modules.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information

We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.

Guaranteed interview for applicants with A-level mathematics (or equivalent*), and for students with at least a Merit in the Birkbeck Certificate of Higher Education in Mathematical Studies taking the Mathematics and Further Mathematics modules.

Applicants without this will need to pass an entrance test. You will also need good written and spoken English.’

*for example the Access to Higher Education Diploma with at least 15 Level 3 credits at either Merit or Distinction in Mathematics units.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £4,625 Year 1
EU £4,625 Year 1
International £4,625 Year 1
England £4,625 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4,625 Year 1
Scotland £4,625 Year 1
Wales £4,625 Year 1

Additional fee information

Part-time home/EU students, Year 1: £4625 pa Part-time international students, Year 1: £4625 pa Part-time home/EU students, Year 2+: £6935 pa Part-time international students, Year 2+: £6935 pa Students are charged a tuition fee in each year of their programme. Tuition fees for students continuing on their programme in following years may be subject to annual inflationary increases.

Provider information

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Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street

Course contact details

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Birkbeck Student Advice Service

0203 907 0700