Scholarships Available for 2013/14 MSc in Social Research Methods and Statistics

Social Statistics and the Centre for Census and Survey Research (CCSR) ( at the University of Manchester offer an MSc programme in Social Research Methods and Statistics (SRMS). A small number of SRMS MSc Scholarships of £4,500 are available for 2013/14. See

The MSc programme provides a firm grounding in advanced quantitative methods, taught within an applied framework. The programme is designed to be accessible to non-statisticians. The MSc includes training in: how to conduct a survey, how to analyse data and how to use statistical analysis software such as R, SPSS, Stata and MLwiN. The MSc modules are taught with an emphasis on hands-on training in the application of methods and software. Modules include: Statistical Foundations, Introduction to Statistical Modelling, Survey Research, Demographic Analysis, Social Network Analysis and Longitudinal Data Analysis. The MSc includes some pre-sessional training courses which you can take free of charge before the MSc starts. The MSc is available full-time over one year or part-time over two years.

The MSc course offers relevant and marketable skills for a career in research and is recognised for PhD training by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Advanced skills in data analysis and research are at the heart of social research, policy making across government and consultancy. Graduates of the MSc are in a good position to obtain jobs in government, the academic sector, local government and within the commercial research sector. SRMS MSc students often go on to study for a PhD. See

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Our research, along with colleagues in Sociology, was rated joint first in the last Research Assessment Exercise, with the highest proportion of research judged to be “world leading” of any UK higher education institution.

The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence and potential, which will be judged on academic qualifications and performance and prior experience in social research methods and/or statistics. 

Deadline: Friday 26th July 2013

How to apply

Please submit a full on-line application (including two references, degree transcripts, CV and a one page outline indicating you are applying for the Social Statistics bursary, your interest in the degree and your relevant experience to date) via the ‘Apply’ button below.

Application Enquiries

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Academic and Course Content Enquiries

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