Research course

Applied Social Research

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Social Sciences
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

A UK master's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (social sciences, statistics, health sciences and other degrees with a strong quantitative component) with a coursework/examination average of 60% or more AND a dissertation mark of 60% or more in a relevant subject with no mark below 50%.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMIST) is an interdisciplinary research centre resulting from the merger (in August 2014) of the Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research (CCSR) and the Institute for Social Change (ISC). CMIST provides a focal point at The University of Manchester, for the application of quantitative methods in interdisciplinary social science research in order to generate a world class research environment.

The CMIST is directed by Prof Tarani Chandola and is based in the School of Social Sciences, which is itself based in the Faculty of Humanities. There are two PhD programmes in the CMIST: the Applied Social Research (ASR), and Social Statistics, directed by Prof Yaojun Li and Dr Mark Tranmer respectively. Students on both programmes are co-located within CMIST which aims to offer an outstanding environment for postgraduate study. Sociology (including Social Statistics) is 1st in the UK, based on the percentage of overall research activity that is world leading (4*), and 2nd based on research power. The School of Social Sciences' teaching was rated as 'excellent' in the last Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) teaching assessment exercise.

CMIST welcomes PhD applications on our two main research themes Advanced Quantitative Methods and Social Dynamics. We especially welcome PhD applications related to our research groups on Survey Research (led by Natalie Shlomo), Administrative Data (led by Kingsley Purdam and Mark Elliot), Statistical Modelling (led by Mark Tranmer), Methods, Data Services and Training (led by Jackie Carter and Vanessa Higgins), Ethnicity, Religion and Migration (led by James Nazroo), Ageing, Health and Well-being (led by Chris Phillipson and Nick Shryane), Democracy, Citizens and Elections research (led by Rachel Gibson), and Class and Labour Dynamics (led by Yaojun Li and Wendy Olsen).

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Name
Vicky Barnes
Email
Vicky.Barnes@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
0161 275 4743