Social Statistics (Taught master's): Social Research Methods and Statistics courses

Welcome for taught master's students will begin on Monday, 11 September 2023.

Welcome messages from colleagues in the School of Social Sciences 


    Welcome timetable 

    Welcome is over two weeks – 11-15 September at the University level, and 18-22 September at the course level.  

    For more information, view your Welcome timetable or visit Blackboard. 

    You should also frequently check your University email address for the latest information and Zoom links. 

    For any information you may need before arriving in your first week, read through your course pre-arrival email and our Get ready pages. 

    Your programme administrator will inform you by email about course unit selection before Welcome. 

    Support and advice

    There are lots of people on hand to support you throughout your time in Manchester and you will meet many of them in Welcome. 

    These people are part of your support network so if you need help just ask. 

    Any queries regarding your course will be answered during induction week. 

    If you have an admissions enquiry about your course please email

    If you have a query about your course, please contact  

    Preparing to start your course

    Before starting your course, it's a good idea to visit our Get Ready pages, where there are a few practical things we need you to complete in your first few weeks to get things started. 

    Your Area of Study has welcome messages from department senior staff and colleagues. 

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    Support for international students

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    For all students planning to travel to the UK, it is important to be aware of the current rules and requirements relevant to your circumstances before travelling. The situation is changing on a regular basis, so we strongly advise you regularly check the advice available from the UK Government.

    Support for students from under-represented backgrounds

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