Welcome to Manchester
Congratulations on becoming an offer-holder in Social Statistics at The University of Manchester.
Dr Kingsley Purdam, Lecturer in Social Statistics, talks about your decision to study with us.
Study at an institution rated first in the UK based on the high percentage of ‘world-leading’ research.
Work on real-world issues and gain practical skills and experience using a range of exciting datasets.
Changing lives, shaping futures
Social Sciences is about understanding the world.
Researchers at the School explain how they're investigating questions of huge importance in the ways people live their lives.
Careers in social statistics
Our graduates go on to work in many fields all over the world, and their data analysis skills make them highly employable.
Liyi Zhu is now a Senior Advisor for Market Development and Insights at IBM in China, after completing our master’s in Social Research Methods and Social Statistics.
Find out how Liyi’s master’s degree gave her a strong grounding in facing big data and understanding it, which is critical in her current role.
Learning and support
Funding your studies
Providing a high-quality education
We've worked hard to ensure you have a rich learning experience despite the pandemic.
Looking ahead, it's our hope that the impact of the pandemic on our lives will have significantly lessened.
We're determined to build on what we have learnt to provide better teaching and learning opportunities for you in the coming months and years.
We’re committed to an on-campus experience as part of our blended, flexible learning model.
We aim to offer teaching activities on campus when we can safely and practically deliver them, alongside high-quality online teaching and learning.
We don’t compromise on the quality of our programmes’ content.
Lectures are usually delivered in person and supported by seminars, group work and online activities to consolidate your learning.
Currently, all lectures are delivered online, usually pre-recorded and occasionally live, with supporting activities, such as Q&A sessions, and discussion boards, which are delivered through our online learning environment.
Seminars are smaller group sessions led by a member of staff which give you the opportunity to discuss topics covered in your lectures, in depth.
Currently, seminars are hosted online and, if possible, in a COVID-safe learning space on campus.
You will be offered extra support through Q&A sessions or discussion boards.
This could include working with other students to discuss a case, prepare and deliver a presentation, or to write a report.
Group work is important to consolidate and deepen your knowledge as well as develop important transferable skills.
Currently, group work takes place online through platforms such as Zoom breakout rooms and Blackboard Collaborate.
Support on your course
You’ll get support from your Academic Advisor and our dedicated Student Support team.
Our academic staff have an open-door policy and are available for online one-to-one meetings as well as online office hours each week, where you can drop in and chat with us.
The Student Support team for your course is there to advise you and signpost you to the wide range of support services at the University.
Getting the most out of your time at Manchester
School of Social Sciences student Hanya Hassan tells us about her experience studying online at Manchester.
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International student support
Travel and visa information
Guidance around international travel is rapidly changing.
Wherever you’re coming from, we’re working hard to support you to travel to Manchester to begin your studies.
Our Welcome website will help you stay up to date with the latest travel and visa information.
Starting university as an international student
Catalina, a postgraduate student from Colombia, shares her experience of preparing to study in the UK.
You probably have concerns about the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on your application and what the next academic year will look like.
The University aims to answer your questions as best we can at this time. We have compiled a set of Frequently Asked Questions to help.
If you have any further questions, you can contact our admissions team using the email shown in the box above.