University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Social Statistics (Research Methods pathway)

This programme trains you in the theory and methods of social statistics, exposing you to cutting-edge social statistical practice and preparing you for carrying out research in the social sciences. There is a particular focus on survey design and analysis, statistical modelling of complex data and demographic methods.

Entry requirements

MSc: First- or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Quantitative Methods I & II or Generalised Linear Models; Survey Design; Demographic Methods I; Qualitative Methods I; Analysis of Hierarchical (Multilevel and Longitudinal) Data; Research Skills; Social Science Data: Sources and Measurement. Optional modules: Computer-intensive Statistical Methods; Critical Issues in Global Health: Concept and Case Studies; Methods and Analysis of Global Health Trends and Differentials; Philosophy of Social Science Research; Family Demography; Qualitative Methods II; Statistical Theory and Linear Models; Demographic Methods II; Design of Experiments; Epidemiological Methods; Migration and Development; Multivariate Analysis; Population, Poverty and Policy; Population and Reproductive Health; Methods for Researching in Ageing Societies; Statistical Computing; Statistical Genetics; Survey Methods I; Survival Analysis; Understanding Population Change Plus dissertation

Assessment methods

Write one or more essays (or equivalent), make presentations or contribute to seminar discussions. 15,000 word Dissertations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 17,546 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 8,773 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 4,625 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site - Highfield Campus SO17 1BJ South East

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Postgraduate Taught Admissions - Sociology, Social Policy, Criminology
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