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Economic, Social and Political Sciences

Postgraduate study- Social Statistics and Demography

For some students their undergraduate degree is only the start of their higher education experience. After graduating at the end of your third year you may decide to go on to postgraduate study.

If you choose to study at Southampton, you’ll work with internationally respected academics and experience world-leading research as it happens.

Since the Division of Social Statistics was founded in 1975, we have been at the forefront of international research on methodology for the design and analysis of sample surveys. Today, we are a leading international centre for research in social statistics

Taught degrees

At the postgraduate instructional level, the Division is responsible for the MSc Demography, MSc Social Statistics (Research Methods pathway), MSc Social Statistics (Statistics pathway) and MSc Official Statistics. Statisticians in the University collaborate closely over postgraduate teaching. A number of modules are taught jointly for students on the MSc Social Statistics and the MSc Statistics with Applications in Medicine (run by Mathematics).

List of taught degrees

How to apply

To apply for postgraduate study you must satisfy the University’s general entry requirements as well as any specific requirements for your chosen programme.

Find out more about how to apply for a postgraduate taught degree, follow this link:

How to apply

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Research degrees

Application process

To apply, please complete the online application form, which you can find here:

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After you graduate

Postgraduate study at the University of Southampton will enable you to push the boundaries of knowledge in your chosen field and make a real contribution to your subject.
We will provide you with an extensive support network, both during and after your time at the university. By the time you graduate you will have all the knowledge and resources you need for your next step, whether you choose a new career or further study.
When the time comes to move on after your postgraduate studies, you will become part of our global alumni community, with more than 170,000 members in 147 countries. As a member of this extensive network, you will be offered a series of benefits, services and events.

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Southampton has a vibrant postgraduate student community, which provides a broad perspective on research in the social sciences.
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