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Social Research Methods with Applied Statistics

University of Southampton

12 months
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21000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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Learn how to investigate social issues and gather statistical evidence at this Social Research Methods with Applied Statistics MSc course offered by the University of Southampton. Develop the knowledge and practical skills to conduct both qualitative and quantitative research into social issues. When you graduate you’ll be ready for a career in social research, or for continued study at PhD level.

Overview

Course Details

At this Social Research Methods with Applied Statistics MSc course offered by the University of Southampton you’ll develop in-depth knowledge of applied statistical methods and learn how to conduct both qualitative and quantitative research.  

Quantitative research relies on numerical data to identify large-scale trends. Qualitative research uses techniques such as observation, interviews and open-ended surveys to find out why or how something occurs. 

You can tailor this course to your research interests or career plans by choosing from a wide range of optional modules. These cover areas such as: 

  • demography and demographic methods (relating to the structure of populations)
  • global health
  • gerontology
  • qualitative and mixed research methods

Career Opportunities

  • After graduating from this master’s course, you’ll be ideally placed for a career as a social researcher in government, national and international organisations, or the private sector. 
  • You’ll also be in a great position to continue your studies at PhD level. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Communication Skills
  • Analysis of Hierarchical (Multilevel & Longitudinal) Data
  • Qualitative Methods 
  • Survey Design
  • Statistical Computing
  • Understanding Population Change
  • Design of Experiments
  • Computer Intensive Statistical Methods
  • Complex Survey Data Analysis

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You’ll need a 2:1 degree in a social science or another subject where you can show evidence of a basic knowledge of quantitative analysis. 
  • Non-graduate qualifications such as the Graduate Diploma of the Royal Statistical Society will also be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £21,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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