We're committed to providing the facilities for you to conduct interdisciplinary social science research in a world-class research environment.
As a PhD student in Social Statistics at Manchester, you'll be part of our Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMIST), which is focused on applying advanced and innovative methods to address today's important social, economic and political questions.
We invest in the best ideas and brightest minds; as a postgraduate researcher you'll receive a comprehensive portfolio of support and training to help you reach your aspirations and develop into an intellectual leader.
Our research areas
Our research activity in social statistics informs our inter-disciplinary research applications, which in turn provide a testing ground for methodological innovations.
Our research can be broken down into the following eight areas:
• Confidentiality and Privacy
• Data, Skills and Training
• Democracy and Elections
• Ethnicity, Religion and Migration
• Lifelong Health
• Social Mobility and Labour Markets
• Statistical Modelling Group
• Survey Methods and Analysis Group
Explore our research groups
You can also find out more our Social Statistics PhD programmes on our course profiles:
• PhD Applied Social Research
• PhD Social Statistics
Funding your research
We offer a number of funding opportunities for talented individuals to undertake doctoral training with us and all successful applicants will be considered for funding.
Developing intellectual leaders
We're not here simply to ‘supervise' – we seek to discover and co-produce new knowledge with students as our partners.
To enable you to integrate and thrive with us, you'll be supported by a dedicated Researcher Development Team throughout your PhD and beyond.
You'll benefit from world-class professional training opportunities:
• Developing Intellectual Leaders Programme – for all the skills you need to succeed
• [email protected] – our training hub that offers specialist courses• [email protected] – an initiative giving you the chance to learn from the very best via talks, workshops and other events.
We provide support for several activities related to your PhD, including:
• Presenting at international conferences
• Attending workshops that provide relevant professional opportunities
• Conducting fieldwork in the UK and overseas
You'll also be encouraged to publish in high quality outlets and we have strategies to help you achieve this goal.
Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.