MSc Social Research Methods and Statistics / Overview
Year of entry: 2017
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- Do you want a course that provides a thorough grounding in advanced quantitative methods taught within an applied social science framework?
- Would you like to learn methods of data analysis, including advanced statistics for complex data?
- Would you like a skills-based course with practical training that is highly regarded for future employment within government and academia?
The course is designed to be accessible to non-statisticians, yet is more focussed than many other existing master's courses in social research methods. You'll need a base level of knowledge in undergraduate research methods which you will build on throughout the course to gain comprehensive statistical and analytical skills.
The course has a strong connection with the Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMIST), reflecting our commitment to interdisciplinary, integrated research. Research activities within the Social Statistics discipline area are both methodological and substantive. They focus on a wide range of subject areas including social inequalities, population dynamics and survey methodology. The SRMS MSc course is recognised by both the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the North West Doctoral Training Centre, from whom we receive a large number of Advanced Quantitative methods (AQM) and CASE awards each year.
The MSc course aims to develop future social scientists who will have a thorough grounding in research, and are equipped with the tools for collecting and analysing statistical data.
Those completing the MSc course are well suited to roles within central and local government, academia and commercial research and our rate of employability is especially high.
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Contact the Course Director:
Professor Wendy Olsen
Tel: 0161 2753043
or Admissions Tutor:
Dr K. Purdam
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- Programme Handbook (PDF, 478KB)
The programme handbook for 2014 - 2015
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
International students (per annum): £17,500
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,750
International students (per annum): £8,750
UK/EU students (per annum): £6,333
International students (per annum): £11,666
UK/EU students (per annum): £3,166
International students (per annum): £5,833
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.
Social Statistics will be awarding a number of bursaries in 2016/17.
Please see the School's funding page for further information.
- Faculty of Humanities/School of Social Sciences - Alumni Scholarship - 2016
- School of Social Sciences - MSc Social Research Methods and Statistics Scholarship - 2016
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