University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Social Statistics (Research Methods)

This course trains students in the theory and methods of social statistics, exposing them to social statistical practice to equip and prepare them for carrying out research in social science disciplines and to contribute to developments in the area: it has a particular focus on survey design and analysis; statistical modelling of complex data; and demographic methods.

Entry requirements

Good 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent.

Course modules

Demographic methods i; introductory qualitative methods or qualitative methods; analysis of hierarchical (multilevel and longitudinal) data; research skills; social science data: sources and measurement; quantitative analysis i and ii or generalised linear models; survey design.

Sponsorship information

ESRC studentships available for UK students on the 1-year programme.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
MSc Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Social Sciences
Telephone number: 
023 8059 7342