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Location: Main Site
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2020/09/01
Duration: 36 months
Intl fees: £19000
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The PhD in Applied Social Research is a three year full-time programme (six years part-time) that examines important issues based on large-scale and complex social surveys using advanced statistical methods. We have a strong connection with the Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMI), an interdisciplinary research centre within the School of Social Sciences at The University of Manchester. The Institute provides a focal point for the application of quantitative methods in interdisciplinary social science research, in order to generate a world class research environment. The Institute builds on our existing strong reputation for quantitative social science and the development and application of advanced quantitative methods. A distinctive feature of the Institute is the application of advanced and innovative methods to address social, economic and political questions.
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A First or Upper Second Class Bachelor's degree (or international equivalent); and a relevant Master's degree, with a minimum average grade of 65% in course units and your dissertation, and no mark lower than 55% (or international equivalent).
IELTS: 7.0 (7 in writing, no other element below 6.5)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for University of Manchester, Social sciences. For the most up to date IELTS requirements, please contact our counsellors.
About this university
Students attend the university from over 150 countries around the world and there are various systems in place to help them adapt to their new life. The Student Immigration Team is a dedicated team in place to help with support and advice regarding immigration and visas and are based at the Student Services Centre. The student support centre is a single contact point for all students to help with matters such as finances, examinations, graduation and other matters. There is also help and advice on hand for matter such as integration into the community, learning English and making the most of the time in the UK. The centre of student life is the Students Union (UMIST), which formed at the same time as the university was created in 2004. It is run by an eight-member team rather than a single president. The athletics Union is responsible for the sports clubs within the university and there are over 80 health and fitness classes in addition to 44 sports clubs. There are around 250 societies and clubs in total across many areas of interest including a student run newspaper, radio station, a fundraising organisation, a volunteer project and across the arts and politics arena.