University of Manchester – Social Statistics

Scholarships Available for 2018/19

MSc in Social Research Methods and Statistics (FT/PT)

Social Statistics at the University of Manchester offer an MSc programme in Social Research Methods and Statistics (SRMS):

A small number of scholarships of £6,000 are available for 2018/19. See here for more details.

The MSc programme provides a firm grounding in advanced quantitative methods, taught within an applied framework. The programme is designed to be accessible to people without a statistical background. It includes training in: survey design, 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 a series of pre-sessional training courses before the MSc starts. Students can also take courses form the CMIST Short Course programme ( 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. Many SRMS MSc graduates often go on to study for a PhD. See here for more details.

Social Statistics and the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester are home to world leading academics.

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 – 4pm on Monday 4th June 2018

How to apply

Please submit a full online application here (including two references, degree transcripts, CV and a one page outline indicating why you are applying for the Social Statistics bursary, your interest in the degree and your relevant experience to date).

Application Enquiries

Please email

Academic and Course Content Enquiries

Please email the PGT Programme Recruitment Director, Dr. K. Purdam. Email: