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

PgDip

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.

MSc

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

Assessment methods

Some modules are assessed by essays (or the equivalent), others by exams, and some by a mix of these methods. Exams are held at the end of each semester.

Sponsorship information

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

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,920 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,960 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

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

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