Taught course

Social Science and Complexity

University of Surrey · Department of Sociology

Entry requirements

Usually a First or Upper Second class honours degree or equivalent in a social science, natural science, mathematics, computer science or related subject, or relevant professional experience. We also require evidence of basic numeracy (a GCSE pass at grade C or above or equivalent in maths).

Months of entry


Course content

Interest in simulation has grown rapidly in the social sciences. New methods have been developed to tackle this complexity. This programme will integrate traditional and new methods, to model complexity, evolution and the adaptation of social systems.

These new methods are having an increasing influence on policy research through a growing recognition that many social problems are insufficiently served by traditional policy modelling approaches.

The Masters in Social Science and Complexity will equip you to develop expertise in the methods necessary to tackle complex, policy-relevant, real-world social problems through a combination of traditional and computational social science methods, and with a particular focus on policy relevance.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in each component (or equivalent)

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

01483 682 222