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Econometrics Postgraduate Certificate

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Econometrics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme provides very specific training in advanced econometric theory and applications. You take the same courses and examinations as those enrolled on the MSc Economics and MSc Finance, and will learn how to:

  • collect and process economic data
  • transform economic theory into applicable models
  • use modern econometrics packages
  • apply a wide range of estimation techniques
  • interpret and evaluate results
  • present an analysis and conclusions in written reports

TEACHING

Teaching may include formal lectures, seminars, and practical classes and tutorials. Formal lectures are used in most degree programmes to give an overview of a particular field of study. They aim to provide the stimulus and the starting point for deeper exploration of the subject during your own personal reading. Seminars give you the chance to explore a specific aspect of your subject in depth and to discuss and exchange ideas with fellow students. They typically require preparatory study.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

Graduates can pursue a career in banking and finance, the public sector, industry, and research and analysis. Possible professions include economist, financial risk analyst, or Civil Service fast streamer. This degree is useful within the banking and finance sectors, as well as in becoming an actuary or local government officer.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time evening

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

This module examines the principles and practice of making forecasts of economic and financial time series for decision making in government, business and economics more generally. The first part of the course will cover the basics of point forecasts and their statistical evaluation. The second part will cover more advanced techniques designed to construct, combine and evaluate forecast densities. Economic evaluation using forecast densities will also be covered. We make use of the EViews software to build forecasting models and to make and assess forecasts.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,340

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,340

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree, or its equivalent, in either a directly relevant or a highly quantitative subject. Relevant practical work experience and professional qualifications also taken into consideration. Demonstrable qualities, such as good time management and the ability to cope under pressure, are vital.

University information

With a history that dates back 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London is unique in that it delivers its near-300 postgraduate courses in the evenings, enabling students to work or focus on other commitments during the day. Courses can be studied full-time or part-time and some can be studied through distance learning. Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research universities and provides its 700 postgraduate research student with a...more

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