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Social Research Methods with Applied Statistics MSc

Social Research Methods with Applied Statistics MSc

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Social Research Methods Social Data Analysis

Course type


Course Summary

MSc in Social Research Methods with Applied Statistics provides postgraduate instruction in social research methods, including applied statistical methods. The programme is for students whose interests lie in general social science research methods – both qualitative and quantitative. We welcome students with limited background in quantitative methods. This programme is suitable for those, who would like to learn more about quantitative and qualitative research methods.

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Full time | Highfield Campus | 12 months | SEP-19

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Full time


12 months

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To introduce a range of statistical methods implemented on computers; to give practice in applying methods and interpreting results from them; to develop the use of computers with particular emphasis on R and SAS in the collection, validation, analysis and presentation of data; to help develop the knowledge and experience necessary to implement statistical computing methods.

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Entry requirements

We welcome applications from students who have, or expect to have, an Upper second class honours degree. Your application will be considered on its merits, with motivation and postgraduate experience in a statistical environment potentially important factors. Non-graduate qualifications, in particular the Graduate Diploma of the Royal Statistical Society, may be accepted in place of an undergraduate degree. Full details of previous statistical training in the form of syllabuses, reading lists and, in particular, examination papers, are helpful in assessing your suitability for the programme.

University information

The University of Southampton is spread across five campuses in the city, and is the largest university in the South East of England. There is also an additional site in Winchester, and another in Malaysia. A founding member of the Russell Group of research intensive universities, it is held in high regard, and ranked a top 100 global university in the QS World University Rankings 2019, as well as being a three-times winner of the Queen's...more

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