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MSc Social Research Methods and Statistics
Gain expert knowledge in advanced quantitative methods.

MSc Social Research Methods and Statistics / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Master of Science
MA 12/24 months (ft/pt); PGDip 9/18 months (ft/pt)
Entry requirements
An Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a social science discipline.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

To request a copy of the Postgraduate prospectus for the School of Social Sciences please email

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course overview

  • You want a course that provides a thorough grounding in advanced quantitative methods taught within an applied social science framework
  • You would like to learn methods of data analysis, including advanced statistics for complex data
  • You are interested in a skills-based course with practical training that is highly regarded for future employment within government and academia

Admissions Tutor: Dr Kingsley Purdam, email;

Social Research Methods and Statistics MSc

Open days

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For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £10,000
    International students (per annum): £18,500
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £5,000
    International students (per annum): £9,250
  • PGDip (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £6,667
    International students (per annum): £12,333
  • PGDip (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,333
    International students (per annum): £6,166

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.


Social Statistics will be awarding a number of bursaries in 2018/19.  

Please see the School's funding page for further information.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
Zoe Woodend
0161 275 1296
Academic department overview