Applicants for the PhD are expected to have a UK Masters degree (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant Social Science subject with a minimum overall average of 60%.
Months of entry
All students receive extensive training in Research Methods in the 1st year of their programme. We support the 1+3 model of training (our MSc in Social Research Methods and Statistics is recognised by the ESRC). Research themes include: Census and Survey Methodology; Statistical Methods in the Analysis of Social Data; Population Studies; Ethnic and Gender Differences; Employment and the Labour Market. Recent PhD research topics: 'The Role of Privacy and Confidentiality in the Collection and Dissemination of Census and Survey Data'; 'Race and Population - a Statistical Demographic Approach'. All students receive joint supervision.
The application of advanced quantitative methods to researching contemporary social and political problems. Main areas of activities are: Methodological Research; Inter-disciplinary Social Research; Post-graduate training.
Information for international students
Normal standard requirements: TOEFL 623 (263 CBT) with a minimum score on Test of Written English of 5.0., or IELTS 7.0 with a minimum writing score of 7
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Office
- +44 (0)161 275 4743
- +44 (0)161 275 2450