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Social Sciences: Social Statistics & DemographyPart of Social Sciences

Money matters

As a postgraduate student you will need to pay annual tuition fees to the University for your programme of study. You may be able to apply for funding to help you cover your costs.

When planning your finances, you will also need to consider other expenses such as living costs, accommodation fees and study materials. Visit the University’s Postgraduate fees and funding page for more information.

Social Statistics & Demography offer bursaries to self-funding International students with excellent grades. For more details click the ‘Bursaries’ tab below.

Fees

Fees vary according to the type of programme you choose (e.g. research or taught; classroom-laboratory- or workshop-based; clinical) and whether you are a student from the UK or overseas.

View the full list of postgraduate taught fees

View the full list of postgraduate research fees

For more information about postgraduate fees, including your fees status and how to pay, please visit our postgraduate fees pages.

Discount on postgraduate courses
We offer a 10 per cent discount on postgraduate courses for University of Southampton final-year students and alumni. Find out more here.

Bursaries

FSHMS International Postgraduate Taught Scholarship Scheme 2016/17

For the following programmes, scholarships will be offered to self-funding International students with excellent academic qualifications. Scholarships will be paid as maintenance grants (not as fee-based scholarships) and will be paid at the start of semester two, with payment contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in the first semester. Details are as follows:

Programmes:

MSc Social Statistics; MSc Social Statistics part-time; MSc Social Statistics (Research Methods); MSc Social Statistics (Research Methods) part-time; MSc Demography; MSc Demography part-time; MSc Global Health; MSc Global Health part-time

Scholarships:

£4000: Students with a first class degree and an overall IELTS score of 7 (all components 6.5 or above)

£2000: Students with at least an upper second class degree and an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (all components 6.0 or above)

Students are not eligible for both scholarships.

Please note that for part-time programmes the scholarship will be fractioned by 50%.

Payment will be made automatically, no application is required.

Scholarships

ESRC DTC scholarships

Check the following page to see if there are currently any scholarships available from the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre


Social statistics and demography scholarships (taught)

The division hope to put forward postgraduate taught candidates for scholarships over the coming year to start in October 2015. These include:

  • ESRC 1+3 PhD studentships: these involve completing a 1 year MSc in Demography or Social Statistics and then undertaking a 3 year PhD. These scholarships pay £13,863 per year tax free (2014-15 rates). Students applying for Social Statistics and Demography pathway awards will normally qualify for an additional maintenance stipend of £3,000 per year tax free for award-holders whose study or research involved Advanced Quantitative Methods during their PhD programme. Furthermore, each studentship includes a research support grant of up to £1,000 per year for each of the three years of MPhil/PhD study. Your fees are also covered. More information about our ESRC studentships and our ESRC doctoral training centre (DTC) can be found here.
  • Social Sciences Masters Scholarships: we are delighted to be offering several 1 year taught MSc scholarships for our MSc programmes in Demography and Social Statistics for the 2014-15 academic year. These will be available for International and Home/EU students, and will provide a substantial discount towards the cost of your fees.
  • Population Investigation Committee (PIC) scholarships: the PIC offers 1 year scholarships for students undertaking MSc programmes in the field of population studies. This year, 8 such scholarships will be made available, and we hope to put forward up to 3 top candidates who are looking to undertake our MSc in Demography for these awards. We are usually successful in obtaining these scholarships for at least one student per year, worth £15,000.

Other scholarships

There are also scholarships offered by the university and external sponsors which may be available. More information about these can be accessed here.

 

Applications

Applications are welcome all year round and can be made online here. However, please note that for students wishing to be considered for either the 1+3 or Social Sciences Masters scholarships, the deadline for applications is usually in February, and you should apply as early as possible. Please check here for further updates regarding dates for ESRC-DTC applications.

Social statistics and demography scholarships (research)

The division hope to put forward postgraduate research candidates for scholarships over the coming year to start in October 2015. These include:

  •  ESRC +3 PhD studentships: these scholarships pay £13,863 per year tax free (2014-15 rates). Students applying for Social Statistics and Demography pathway awards will normally qualify for an additional maintenance stipend of £3,000 per year tax free for award-holders whose study or research involved Advanced Quantitative Methods. Furthermore, each studentship includes a research support grant of up to £1,000 per year for each of the three years of MPhil/PhD study. Your fees are also covered. More information about our ESRC studentships and our ESRC doctoral training centre (DTC) can be found here.
  • ESRC-NCRM (National Centre for Research Methods) 'Combining survey and administrative data to improve survey methodology' studentship: The successful candidate will complete a 1-year MSc in Social Statistics followed by a 3-year PhD, focusing on linking survey data with administrative and survey process data (paradata), using a range of multivariate analysis techniques, including multilevel modelling, longitudinal or Bayesian data analysis techniques. Analysis techniques may be developed and applied in the substantive context of improving nonsampling error (nonresponse and measurement errors) in surveys or for using linked household energy data. The studentship will pay a maintenance grant of £13,863 per year tax free (2014-2015 rates), and additional funds for Research Training and Overseas Fieldwork. You will also be eligible to apply for an extra £3,000 per year for training in advanced quantitative methods during your PhD. Your fees are also covered.Other scholarships

There are also scholarships offered by the university and external sponsors which may be available. More information about these can be accessed here.

Applications

Applications are welcome all year round and can be made online here. However, please note that for students wishing to be considered for +3 studentships, the deadline for applications is usually in February, and you should apply as early as possible. Please check here for further updates regarding dates for ESRC-DTC applications.  Students applying for the ESRC-NCRM studentship should contact NCRM Centre Manager Shavi Parhar (S.Pahar@soton.ac.uk) for an application form, before the deadline of 3 February 2015.  For informal enquiries contact Dr. Gabriele Durrant (g.durrant@soton.ac.uk)

 

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