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Social Research Methods with Applied Statistics MSc

Social Research Methods with Applied Statistics MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Social Research Methods Social Data Analysis

Course type

Taught

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.

Introducing your course

Are you passionate about investigating social issues and finding evidence through statistics? If so this programme will train you in applied statistical methods and to expose you to the cutting edge of statistical practice, thus equipping you with the necessary grounding both to understand and to contribute to the area. You will also learn how to conduct qualitative research. The Masters in Social Research Methods with Applied Statistics is excellent preparation for a career in social research in government, national and international organizations or in the private sector.

This programme 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.

Assessment methods

Each module will involve one or two sessions each week spread over the semester. For each module, students will be expected to write one or more essays (or equivalent), make presentations or contribute to seminar discussions.

Some modules are assessed by essays (or the equivalent), others by exams, and some by a mix of these methods. Exams are held at the end of each semester.

Different course options

Full time | Highfield Campus | 12 months | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

This module focuses on practical aspects of research communication skills including oral presentation, scientific report writing, and statistical and demographic consulting. Having successfully completed this module you will be able to: Apply conventions and best practice in written and oral presentation Deliver written and oral presentations especially of technical material Summarise scientific material and results of research clearly and present them in an appropriate form to a range of audiences Apply critical thinking skills Produce actual examples of good oral and written communication skills Apply problem framing and solving skills Present statistical advice and recommendations verbally and in writing.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,812

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

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. Academic background This pathway is suitable for social scientists with some training in statistical methods, eg in geography, psychology, population sciences, sociology and politics. Degrees in statistics, mathematics, etc are also acceptable.

University information

The University of Southampton has a long history of tradition, prestige and success, having just celebrated 100 years of its Highfield Campus. A founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, the University is ranked in the Top 20 UK universities in the Complete University Guide, 2020 and is also a three-times winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize. The University is spread across five campuses in Southampton,...more

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