Social Sciences: Social Statistics & Demography

How to apply

Once you’ve chosen a course, the next step is to make an application through UCAS, the central processing body for higher education courses.

If you’re based in the UK, we strongly encourage you to come to one of our Open Days before applying. This will allow you to get a feel for the University and its facilities, and help you to make that all-important decision.

Applying for a full-time course

You can make your application online at the UCAS website,, where you’ll also find key dates and deadlines.

You will be asked for an institution code name and number. Our code name is SOTON. Our number is S27.

The application fee is £23 if you are applying to more than one university or college, or for more than one programme; £12 if you are just applying for a single programme at one institution.

What happens next?

UCAS will send you an acknowledgement and forward your application to us. You will also receive an acknowledgement email from the University to let you know that your application has been received and is being processed. The Admissions Team will consider your application carefully. You will hear back from us - but this could be any time up to March 2015.

Selection Dates

Tuesday 9 December 2014  BM4

Thursday 11 December 2014  BM4

Wednesday 21 January 2015  BM5 Mature Non Graduates

Tuesday 27 January 2015  BM5

Thursday 29 January 2015  BM5

Monday 2 February 2015  BM5

Friday 6 February 2015  BM5

Tuesday 10 February 2015  BM5 Overseas

Friday 13 February 2015  BM5

Tuesday 24 February 2015  BM5 Graduates

Friday 27 February 2015  BM6

Friday 6 March 2015  BM6

Any applicants invited for interview will be expected to attend on the given date.  Due to the nature of the selection process, it is unlikely that we will be able to offer an alternative date.  All applicants will be seen face to face - we do not offer Skype interviews.

What happens if I want to take a gap year?

Applications for deferred entry will be considered in the normal way, but for entry in 2016 the conditions of any offer must be met in the summer of 2015. Please note, Winchester School of Art does not accept deferred applications, however, in exceptional circumstances WSA can defer entry to the following year once you have been offered a place, have accepted it as your firm choice and met all your conditions.

Who can I contact with general queries?

If you have any general queries about the application process, please contact the University of Southampton central admissions office.
Email:, tel: +44 (0)23 8059 4732

Find out more about applying to Southampton.

Will I be interviewed?

We usually make our decisions based on your UCAS form alone. Only candidates who require special consideration, for example on grounds of age or non-standard entry qualifications, are interviewed.

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