Bursary – 2013
The MSc in Social Research Methods and Statistics at the University of Manchester provides a firm grounding in advanced quantitative methods. It includes training in: research design, qualitative methods, how to conduct a survey, data analysis, software such as SPSS, STATA, R, MLwiN, statistical modelling, longitudinal data analysis, demography, population forecasting and social network analysis. Modules are taught with an emphasis on hands-on training. Students are also able to take a wide range of other professional skills training whilst at Manchester including from the short courses programme. SeeÂ www.ccsr.ac.uk/courses/
Research in Social Statistics and Sociology was rated joint first in the last Research Assessment Exercise, with the highest proportion of research judged to be âworld leadingâ of any UK higher education institution.
The MSc programme is available full-time over one year or part-time over two years. Often people take the course whilst working part time.
Graduates from the MSc have gone on to pursue careers in research, policymaking and university teaching in the UK and around the world including in government departments, national charities and international consultancy. SeeÂ www.ccsr.ac.uk/masters/grad_dest.htm
One bursary of Â£1,000 towards MSc fees is available to a LARIA member.
How to Apply Complete an on-line application via http://www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/howtoapply/
Please also submit a CV, a transcript of your degree, two reference letters and a statement of your interest in the MSc and your present local authority role and how it will benefit from the MSc training. Please indicate LARIA bursary on your application.
The deadline for applications is Friday 5th July 2013
More information about the course can be found by visitingÂ http://www.ccsr.ac.uk/masters/
Informal enquiries may be addressed toÂ â¨Dr. K. Purdam, University of Manchester, Email: [email protected]
Or Neil Wholey, Chair, LARIA, Email:Â [email protected]