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The University of Southampton
Social Statistics and DemographyPart of Economic, Social & Political SciencePostgraduate study


Our world-class buildings such as the award-winning EEE building, interdisciplinary Mountbatten complex and the Life Sciences building have contributed to the University of Southampton’s status as one of the best learning environments in the UK. These facilities are a result of an investment of £200 million.

Key facts

The University provides a wealth of social, arts and leisure facilities for students.

Off campus, you will find all the transport, shopping and leisure facilities you would expect from a multicultural city with a population of over 200,000 people.

Wireless and networked high-speed internet access is widely available across all campuses and in all five libraries.

IT facilities

Computing facilites are excellent and individual networked workstations are provided for full-time MPhil/PhD students.

Clusters of Windows and UNIX workstations are provided on the teaching and residential campuses. On the Highfield campus there is approximately 1 workstation to 15 taught students.

Students are provided with printing facilities, email, Internet access and a range of over 140 software packages, including computer based training products. Support for both staff and students is provided by help-desks and a telephone/email helpline, available for 9 hours each working day.

Advanced computing facilities are provided by the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute (S3RI) in the Social Statistics Research Centre (SSRC). The SSRC building houses a 28 workstation computing laboratory suitable for teaching short courses and for research; a secure laboratory housing a Beowulf cluster for high performance computing, a suite of powerful workstations and a data storage system; a seminar room; a common room and offices for academic and research staff, computing support staff, research students and visitors.

The SSRC building is intended to meet 3 specific needs:

Intranet - SocSciNet

Economic, Social and Political Sciences intranet (SocSciNet) aims to make learning and teaching resources more easily accessible to students and to facilitate the development of IT skills.

Pastoral support

Your personal tutor acts as your primary contact for support and advice on all academic, organisational and personal matters. The personal tutor system also provides an important avenue for feedback on student experience of the Division's teaching, programmes, policies and procedures. The convenor of your programme also acts as your personal tutor.

You are required to meet with your personal tutor on at least 2 occasions: once early during the first semester and again during the second semester. Further meetings should be arranged whenever you feel in need of advice or support. Personal tutors will be available for tutorial interviews during their 'office hours', which are posted on their doors. However, you can also arrange other times by contacting them directly.

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