Who we are
We have strong links to WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF and the World Bank
Social statisticians develop and use the analytical tools that are vital in a thorough understanding of the social sciences. We work closely with economists and social policymakers, both within the University and beyond, on key issues facing society today.
Our activities are focused on the demographic issues surrounding health and wellbeing, sample survey theory and methods, and statistical modelling. Much of our work has an international perspective, as we collaborate with government and agencies around the world.
We offer an undergraduate degree, BSc Population and Geography, along with several postgraduate taught and research programmes. We also welcome enquiries from people interested in studying with us at PhD level.
Our popular MSc Official Statistics programme is unique. It is tailored to the advanced training needs of government statistical agencies and is built around intensive one-week 'modules'.
We are known for the expertise and international scope of our researchers. Much of our work has global impact, aiding our partners in the development of policy worldwide.
Demography graduates are increasingly needed, as businesses and organisations seek better trained analysts with quantitative demographic skills.
A programme of short courses on survey methods and a distance learning package prepare students for the professional examinations of the Royal Statistical Society.