Social Sciences: Social Statistics & Demography

What our students think

Being at university is a very exciting and challenging time of life. As well as living independently away from home, you also have personal responsibility for organising your academic studies. Read on to find out what it's really like to study Social Statistics & Demography at Southampton.

Bernard Baffour, Ghana

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“I was attracted to the University of Southampton because of its highly rated research status.”
Course: PhD in Social Statistics
Year of Graduation: 2009

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Hukum Chandra, India

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“The University of Southampton is a totally new experience for me and has met all my expectations in research, academic and daily life.”
Course: PhD in Social Statistics
Current position: Scientist, India Agricultural Statistics Research Institute
Year of Graduation: 2008

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Philip Cole

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“I had the opportunity to complete a two week placement at the Office for National Statistics where I was able to put some of the techniques learnt on my course into practical use. ”
Course: BSc Population and Geography
Current position: MSc Social Statistics
Year of Graduation: 2014

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Hazel Cuttell

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“The topics covered are very relevant and are often discussed in TV documentaries and in the news.”
Course: BSc Population and Geography
Current position: Relationship Manager - Lloyds Bank
Year of Graduation: 2014

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Rebecca Haslam

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“The MSc has widened my knowledge considerably and has given me new ideas to apply to my work in DASA.”
Course: MSc Official Statistics
Current position: DASA Statistical Methodology Group

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Bethan Haynes

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“It allowed me to have a well rounded, fun and fulfilling time at University and I loved every minute.”
Course: BSc Population and Geography
Current position: Economics Consultant for Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners
Year of Graduation: 2014

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Gloria Langat, Kenya

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“The teaching staff are extremely experienced and have vast knowledge of developing countries.”
Course: PhD in Demography
Year of Graduation: 2007

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Alice Murphy

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“The University concourse is great for both studying and socialising.”
Course: BSc Psychology, MSc Demography
Current position: On an NGO work abroad programme
Year of Graduation: 2010

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Emma Nelson

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“The opportunity of visiting a lower income country and see how things actually happen is fantastic.”
Course: Population and Geography
Year of Graduation: 2015

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Alinne Veiga, Brazil

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“The University offers great support for its vast community of international students and this includes social and language support.”
Course: MSc Social Statistics, PhD in Social Statistics
Current position: Graduate
Year of Graduation: 2010

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Ben Winkley

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“The flexibility of the course helped me fit studying around my work schedule.”
Course: MSc Official Statistics
Current position: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

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Victoria Woodcock

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“My job in central government is to weigh up one argument against the other to come up with the best policy. It’s from skills I learnt whilst studying here that I’ve been able to do that.”
Course: BSc Sociology and Social Policy 2005-2008; MSc in Social Statistics 2009-2010
Current position: Private Secretary to Cabinet Minister, Central Government

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