Professional statisticians need to have a high degree of technical sophistication, which can only be gained through postgraduate study. In addition, they need to be able to listen to the needs of clients and communicate their findings to the user community. These skills are also developed within our postgraduate programmes.
Introducing your course
Are you passionate about investigating social issues and finding evidence through statistics? If so, the Masters in Social Statistics degree will provide you with theory and the fundamental aspects behind social statistics. This masters degree at the University of Southampton will develop your understanding of population change through survey methods and design, while examining the principles of data collection. The Masters in Social Statistics (Research Methods Pathway) is excellent preparation for a career in social science research in government, national and international organizations or in the private sector.
This programme provides postgraduate instruction in the theory and methods of social statistics for students whose interests lie in the collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative social science data, or demography.