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Social Statistics PhD

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Programme description

The PhD programme is based in either the Social Statistics discipline area or in the Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMIST): an inter-disciplinary research centre with a thriving research programme in Social Research Methods and Statistics.  Research themes include; census and survey methodology, statistical methods in the analysis of social data, social network analysis, population studies, ethnic and gender differences and employment and the labour market.  Some recent PhD title include; 'The Role of Privacy and Confidentiality in the Collection and Dissemination of Census and Survey Data' and 'Race and Population - a Statistical Demographic Approach'.

PhD students are supervised by a member of staff who is an expert in their area of research or co-supervised with another supervisor if other areas of expertise are required.

Special features

Some of our staff members are situated in the Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Change (CMIST) where there is a PhD programme on Applied Social Research (ASR) and our staff act as ASR PhD supervisors. Prospective students who wish to conduct theses on important substantive issues based on large-scale and complex social surveys and using advanced statistical methods should apply to the ASR programme directly.

Additional programme information

Students have their own desk and PC within CCSR and fully participate in all aspects of life within this thriving research centre.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Support Office. Email: