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MSc Social Research Methods and Statistics
Gain expert knowledge in advanced quantitative methods.

MSc Social Research Methods and Statistics / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
Master of Science (MSc)
Duration
MSc 1/2 years (ft/pt); PGDip 9/18 months (ft/pt)
Entry requirements
An Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a social science discipline.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc Y Y N N
PGDip Y Y N N

Course overview

  • Benefit from a thorough grounding in advanced quantitative methods taught within an applied social science framework.
  • Learn methods of data analysis, including advanced statistics for complex data.
  • Study a skills-based course with practical training that is highly regarded for future employment within government and academia.
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Social Research Methods and Statistics MSc

Open days

The University holds regular open days, where you will have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about our facilities and courses.

On this day, you will find out more about the School of Social Sciences and our resources, and meet academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.

For more information, see open days and visits .

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £11,000
    International students (per annum): £19,500
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £5,500
    International students (per annum): £9,750
  • PGDip (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £7,333
    International students (per annum): £13,000
  • PGDip (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,666
    International students (per annum): £6,500

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

We offer a number of postgraduate taught scholarships and merit awards to outstanding applicants and international students.

In addition, the Manchester Alumni Scholarship Scheme offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a first-class Bachelors degree and are progressing to a postgraduate taught masters course.

For more information, see fees and funding or search the University's postgraduate funding database .

Contact details

Academic department
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
Zoe Woodend
Telephone
+44 (0) 161 275 1296
Email
Website
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/social-statistics
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