Taught course

Social Research Methods

University of Southampton · Social Statistics / Population Sciences and Demography

Entry requirements

You will need a 2:1 degree in a social sciences or related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

This UK master’s degree is for students who have gained funding for PhD research from the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP).

You’ll learn how to undertake high-quality research work, process and analyse data, and collaborate effectively in different disciplines. We’ll train you in a range of research methods to prepare you for PhD study. After graduating, you’ll go into your PhD with the confidence and creativity to conduct ground-breaking research in the social sciences.

In addition you’ll gain subject-specific knowledge in one of the areas covered by the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (a collaboration between the universities of Southampton, Brighton and Portsmouth).

Information for international students

You should have an IELTS score of at least 7 overall, with at least 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)23 8059 2980