Mathematics (Taught) Birkbeck, University of London


Awarded by: University of London

This programme offers you the chance to study a range of modules in pure and applicable mathematics, giving you the opportunity to increase your knowledge and abilities in these areas. Depending on your choices, you will take either 7 or 8 modules, allowing you to study several different topics in depth, and to focus on the areas that interest you most. Over 2 years you will also learn the methods of mathematical research: how to read mathematical papers and how to communicate mathematics, both in written form for your project dissertation, and orally when you give presentations about your project.

You will acquire the skills to pursue your interest in the subject, either formally with a research degree, or informally with independent reading. You will come to us as someone with a mathematics degree; you will graduate as a mathematician.

  • Qualification


  • Study mode


  • Location

    Bloomsbury Campus

  • Start date

    October 2018

  • Duration

    2 years

Course details


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

Assessment method

For most modules there will be a daytime examination in May/June, worth 80 per cent of the marks for the module; these are the only daytime commitments in your programme. The other 20 per cent of the module is from assessed coursework. Coursework consists of short, problem-based assignments, and you will have around 3 weeks to complete each of these.

The project module has 4 assessment points: 80 per cent of the marks for the module are for the dissertation (submitted at the end of Year 2); 5 per cent for the initial 10-minute oral presentation (autumn term, Year 2); 5 per cent for the written progress report (spring term, Year 2); and 10 per cent for the final oral presentation (end of Year 2).

Entry requirements

Second-Class Honours degree with mathematics as the main field of study. Applicants with a first degree in another quantitative subject may be able to take Birkbeck’s Graduate Certificate/Graduate Diploma in Mathematics as a qualifying course. 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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4,250 Year 1
International £7,225 Year 1
England £4,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4,250 Year 1
Scotland £4,250 Year 1
Wales £4,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

The government's new postgraduate loan scheme allows you to borrow up to £10,000 to cover the cost of your tuition fees, living costs or other study expenses – and you don't have to start repaying until 2019. Part-time students who are experiencing financial need may apply for assistance from the Birkbeck Alumni Fund Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary.