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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

MSc in Social Research Methods and Statistics

Social Statistics and Centre for Census & Survey Research 
University of Manchester 

The Discipline of Social Statistics and the Centre for Census and Survey Research at the University of Manchester offer an MSc programme in Social Research Methods and Statistics. The programme provides a firm grounding in advanced quantitative methods, taught within an applied social science framework. The programme is designed to be accessible to non-statisticians yet more focussed than most of the existing Masters courses in social research methods. 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). Modules are taught with an emphasis on hands-on training in the application of methods and software. The programme is available full-time over one year or part-time over two years. 

Scholarships that will cover the fees of up to three excellent full time (Home/EU) students or of one excellent full time overseas student are currently available. In the case of exceptional applicants, in addition to the fees, and subject to funds being available, we will consider offering a bursary towards living expenses. The fees for full time Home/EU students are £3,500 and for full time overseas students £11,300. 

Both Home/EU and overseas students are eligible for these scholarships. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence and potential, which will be judged based on academic qualifications and performance and prior experience in social research methods and/or statistics. 

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 31st March 2010. 

Everyone applying for a full time place in the MSc programme by March 31st 2010 will automatically be considered for these scholarships. Successful applicants will be notified by May 14 2010. When applying, please submit with your application, a CV, an analytic transcript of your degree and two academic reference letters. 

More information about the course can be found by visiting 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the PGT programme director, Dr Nikos Tzavidis For Application enquiries, please email

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