Taught course

Official Statistics

Institution
University of Southampton · Social Statistics / Population Sciences and Demography
Qualifications
PGCertPGDipMSc

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Entry requirements

It is normally expected that you will have the equivalent of at least a second-class honours degree, with some exposure to statistical methods (eg in geography, psychology, population sciences, economics/econometrics, statistics, mathematics), and that you will usually be employed in the area of official statistics. In some circumstances, previous relevant professional experience will be taken into consideration.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Are you interested in using statistics to help manage the world? Boost your skills and update your professional knowledge in Official Statistics with the MSc in Official Statistics at the University of Southampton. This masters degree is specially designed for those working with official statistics, with a one-week course format and many specialist topics closely aligned with the procedures for measurement and evaluation in government and related organisations. Successful completion will strengthen your abilities and enhance your career as a government statistician.

The MSc programme has been developed jointly by the University of Southampton and the UK Government Statistical Service (GSS) to cover the core skills and knowledge needed by professional government statisticians. Both the GSS Human Resource Committee and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Human Resource Committee have given their full backing and support for the programme.

Fees and funding

Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
Email
PGTapply.FSHS@soton.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)23 8059 7342