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MSc in Social Research Methods and Statistics (FT/PT)

The University of Manchester - Social Statistics

Location: Manchester
Salary: Please see details below
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th March 2019
Closes: 6th June 2019

Scholarships Available for 2019/2020

Social Statistics at the University of Manchester offer an MSc programme in Social Research Methods and Statistics (SRMS).

A small number of scholarships of £6,000 are available for 2019/2020. See

The MSc programme provides a firm grounding in advanced quantitative methods, taught within an applied framework. The programme is designed to be accessible to people without a statistical background. It includes training in: survey design, statistics, how to analyse data and how to use statistical analysis software such as R, SPSS, Stata and MLwiN. The MSc modules are taught with an emphasis on hands-on training in the application of methods and software. Modules include: Statistical Foundations, Introduction to Statistical Modelling, Survey Research, Demographic Analysis, Social Network Analysis and Longitudinal Data Analysis. The MSc includes a series of pre-sessional training courses before the MSc starts. The MSc is available full-time over one year or part-time over two years.

The MSc course offers relevant and marketable skills for a career in research and is recognised for PhD training by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Advanced skills in data analysis and research are at the heart of social research, policy making across government and consultancy. Graduates of the MSc are in a good position to obtain jobs in government, the academic sector, local government and within the commercial research sector. Many SRMS MSc graduates often go on to study for a PhD. See

Social Statistics and the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester are home to world leading academics.

The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence and potential, which will be judged on academic qualifications and performance and prior experience in social research methods and/or statistics.

Deadline: 2pm on Thursday 6th June 2019

How to apply for the bursary

Please submit a full online application (including two references, degree transcripts, CV and a one page outline indicating why you are applying for the Social Statistics bursary, your interest in the degree and your relevant experience to date) via

Application Enquiries

Please email

Academic and Course Content Enquiries

Please email the PGT Programme Recruitment Director, Dr. K. Purdam. Email:

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