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Social Statistics and DemographyPart of Economic, Social & Political Science

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.

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I knew that I was most interested in the demography side of geography, unlike almost all universities in the UK, Southampton offers the chance to specialise in demography at degree level.

Rachel Baylis - BSc Population and Geography 3rd Year
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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.

Philip Cole - BSc Population and Geography
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The topics covered are very relevant and often discussed in TV documentaries and the news.

Hazel Cuttell - BSc Population and Geography 2014
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It allowed me to have a well rounded, fun and fulfilling time at University and I loved every minute.

Bethan Haynes - BSc Population and Geography
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It was a combination of a great reputation for teaching and research and an impressive campus, that made me choose Southampton.

Alice Murphy - BSc Psychology, MSc Demography with Social Statistics
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The opportunity to visit a lower income country and see how things actually happen was fantastic.

Emma Nelson - Population and Geography,
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The trip to South Africa was one of the best experiences I’ve had since joining the University. We had the opportunity to put our research skills to the test by conducting interviews with locals about aspects of their livelihoods.

Rae Padgham - BSc Population and Geography (Year in Employment)
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I chose to come to Southampton because the staff cared about what you thought and not league tables or rankings. Demography is only offered as an undergraduate at Southampton and I wanted to be a part of a dynamic, world-leading environment.

Parth Pandya - BSc Population & Geography 2nd Year
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In second year as part of the trip you go on a field trip. We visited the University of Kerala and learnt about a data set they were collecting on the Ageing Population. When we were back in the UK we had to use this data set to investigate our own mini research project.

Sophie Ross - BSc Population and Geography (Year in Employment)
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The University offers great support for its vast community of international students and this includes social and language support.

Alinne Veiga - MSc Social Statistics, PhD in Social Statistics
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The flexibility of the course helped me fit studying around my work schedule.

Ben Winkley - MSc Official Statistics
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