Social Research Methods with Applied Statistics (MSc)

Master of Science
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2024

About this course

The Department of Social Statistics and Demography at the University of Southampton can offer up to four scholarships of £2,500 each for excellent UK (Home) students, to go towards paying the tuition fees for studying on our postgraduate programmes. To qualify, you need to have a first-class degree in relevant disciplines and strong motivation to study Demography, Applied Statistics, Social Research Methods with Applied Statistics and Global Health at the postgraduate level. 

Learn how to investigate social issues and gather statistical evidence on this MSc Social Research Methods with Applied Statistics degree at the University of Southampton. Develop the knowledge and practical skills to conduct both qualitative and quantitative research into social issues. When you graduate you’ll be ready for a career in social research, or for continued study at PhD level.

On this UK master’s course you’ll develop in-depth knowledge of applied statistical methods and learn how to conduct both qualitative and quantitative research.  

Quantitative research relies on numerical data to identify large-scale trends. Qualitative research uses techniques such as observation, interviews and open-ended surveys to find out why or how something occurs. 

You can tailor this course to your research interests or career plans by choosing from a wide range of optional modules. These cover areas such as: 

  • demography and demographic methods (relating to the structure of populations)
  • global health
  • gerontology
  • qualitative and mixed research methods

Flexible study

If you prefer, you can apply to study this course as:

  • a part-time master's - study the same course content over 2 or more years

Your modules and fees may vary if you choose a different study option.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

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Course lead

Your course leader is Dr Olga Maslovskaya, Lecturer in Social Statistics and Demography within Economic, Social and Political Sciences. Her research interests include survey research, survey methodology, social statistics, quantitative research methods and demography. Read Dr Maslovskaya's staff profile to find out more about her work.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.