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Social Research Methods and Statistics MSc

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Degree awarded
Master of Science
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

Course description

Social Statistics is a discipline area, set up as part of the commitment by The University of Manchester to develop Social Statistics as a key component of its School of Social Sciences. All academic staff from the CMIST are formally located within this discipline.

The University of Manchester has a long tradition of world leading research and innovation in social science and is home to methods@manchester ( )

Contact the Programme Director:

Dr Wendy Olsen


Tel: 0161 2753043

or Admissions Tutors:

Dr Nissa Finney ( )  or Dr Alan Marshall ( )

Open days

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


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.


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
0161 275 1296
Academic department overview

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