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Economic, Social and Political Sciences Postgraduate study

CASS courses in applied social surveys

CASS is a programme of short courses in applied social surveys run by the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute (S3RI), which forms part of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM). CASS is continuing the successful programme established in 1995 by the Centre for Applied Social Surveys, an ESRC resource centre.

Introducing your course

This is the course page for CASS courses in applied social surveys at the University of Southampton. Find out everything about courses in applied social surveys and what studying here involves.

In this course page we explain a range of key information about the course. This includes typical entry requirements, modules you can take and how assessment works. We also suggest career opportunities open to you as a University of Southampton graduate of CASS courses in applied social surveys.

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CASS provides short courses for academic social scientists and applied researchers in government, market research and the independent and voluntary sectors. The courses cover topics in survey design and implementation, survey sampling, data collection and data analysis methods.

Key Facts

Courses are usually of two to three days duration and may be at an introductory, intermediate or more advanced level. Teaching is interactive and responsive to participants' needs, with a dynamic learning environment created through the use of mixed teaching techniques. All courses include practical sessions or computer workshops to enable participants to put learned methods into practice. They run in all regions of the UK, in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Typical entry requirements

Selection process

If you would like to register for a course, please fill in the registration form or register online by following the link to the course.

This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.

Typical course content

All CASS presenters are highly qualified and experienced in delivering short courses in a professional environment and to a high standard. CASS regularly attracts international presenters and experts in their fields.

Year 1

Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).

Tuition fees

Fees for postgraduate taught courses vary across the University. All fees are listed for UK, EU and international full-time and part-time students alphabetically by course name.

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Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

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Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at .


Study locations

Hartley Library

Highfield campus

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