Type of award
Professor Tarani Chandola
School of Social Sciences
- Tuition fees (home/EU or international)
- £15,009 per annum maintenance stipend
PhD in Social Statistics
Applications are invited on one or more of our research themes which include:
- census and survey methodology;
- statistical methods in the analysis of social data;
- social network analysis;
- latent variable modelling;
- population studies and demographic methods;
- global inequalities and international comparisons;
- employment and the labour market.
Continuation of award
Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.
This award is internal.
School of Social Sciences
Level(s) of study
This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:
Allowed study options
This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:
This funding is available to students undertaking study in:
Applicants are expected to have:
- a first or upper second class Bachelor's degree (or international equivalent) in a cognate subject, and
- a Masters degree in social statistics or a related discipline, with a minimum grade of 65% average, including 65% in dissertation and no mark below 55% (or international equivalent).
This funding is available to all nationalities.
To be considered, a full on-line programme application is required;
- Application form
- Research proposal - see here for guidelines
- Two academic references (references may be emailed directly to email@example.com )
- Degree transcripts/certificates
- English language evidence (for applicants from non-native English speaking countries), eg IELTS or TOEFL
Informal enquiries should be directed in the first instance to a potential supervisor in Social Statistics .
School of Social Sciences
11 Jul 2019
For receipt of FULL on-line application
Interview date; before 31 July 2019
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed either by Skype or face-to-face by a minimum 2-person panel. This is standard admissions procedure before any offer is made.
PhD students in Social Statistics are part of a thriving and diverse research community which includes PhD students from other programmes (eg Applied Social Research, Data Analytics and Society and Biosocial Research). Combined with Sociology, we had the highest proportion of research rated `world-leading' of any UK university by the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education. Our research environment was also rated as one of the top two in the UK.
Our supervisors work across a range of social statistics research areas and sit within the Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research. Before submitting your application, please obtain the agreement from one of our supervisors to be the main supervisor for your PhD. A list of supervisors is available here .
Contact details for enquiries
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