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Social Research Methods and Statistics MSc

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Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
12 Months. [Full-Time] 24 Months [Part-Time]
Entry requirements
An Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a social science discipline.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning
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Course description

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 Social Research Methods and Statistics (SRMS) MSc course provides a firm grounding in advanced quantitative methods, taught within an applied social science framework. 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. Therefore the course requires a base level of knowledge in undergraduate research methods and will build on this to provide a set of 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.  The SRMS MSc course is also 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.

Similarly to the graduates of our undergraduate courses through the prestigious Q-Step programme  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.

Contact the CourseDirector:

Dr Wendy Olsen

Email: Wendy.Olsen@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: 0161 2753043

or Admissions Tutors:

Dr Nissa Finney ( Nissa.Finney@manchester.ac.uk )  or

Dr Alan Marshall ( Alan.Marshall@manchester.ac.uk )

Open days

For details of the next University Postgraduate open day, visit open days and visits

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2015, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £6,750
    International students (per annum): £15,000
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,375
    International students (per annum): £7,500
  • PGDip (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,500
    International students (per annum): £10,000
  • PGDip (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £2,250
    International students (per annum): £5,000

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.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Social Statistics will be awarding a number of bursaries in 2015/16.  

Please see the School's funding page for further information.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
Zoe Woodend
Telephone
0161 275 1296
Email
Website
www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/disciplines/socialstatistics/
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