Taught course

Social Research Methods with Applied Statistics

University of Southampton · Social Statistics / Population Sciences and Demography

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from students who have, or expect to have, an Upper second class honours degree.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

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.

Information for international students

Competency in English language is essential for this master's degree. You should have an IELTS score of at least 6.5 overall, with at least 5.5 in each component, or equivalent. Students who do not have a degree from a British University, or who are from a country that is not on the list of those exempt from testing, will be required to present evidence of IELTS score 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
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)23 8059 2980