Social Research Methods with Demography (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

Demography is the study of human populations, their size, density, and distribution. Discover how to use social research methods to gather and analyse data to inform strategic decision-making and market research across a range of sectors. From health and social care to local and national government and international organisations. 

This course will provide you with a high level of knowledge in social research, with a clear focus on contemporary and theoretical demography and quantitative methods. You'll train in the theory and methods of demography and applied statistical methods, giving you skills in the most current areas of social statistical practice. 

You’ll study:

  • demographic data and how this is collected
  • quantitative analysis of population change
  • the relationships between population changes and economic and social processes
  • applied statistical methodology
  • past and current population trends in developing and developed countries

You’ll benefit from the cutting-edge research conducted in our research centres led by professors from our department:

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.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

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.