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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 - 2 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 8500 per year

How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 16500 per year

All study options

About Applied Quantitative Methods at Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Manchester Metropolitan University

Based at Manchester Met's Q-Step Centre in the Department of Sociology, this MSc approaches the study of quantitative methods in an innovative way. Right now, there is a demand for graduates with quantitative skills, and it is a demand our students are equipped to meet. Students studying on this MSc will be ready to pursue a career involving quantitative research skills within a diverse range of organisations. Students will also be prepared for doctoral study, which requires advanced skills on quantitative methods recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and other research councils.

The course focuses on the development and application of key quantitative methods and analytical techniques. It focuses on the use of quantitative methods within real world contexts and a key aim is to develop graduates' career-ready skills in this field.

Manchester Met's Q-Step Centre is recognised as a centre for excellence in the teaching and training of quantitative methods, with a national and global reputation for its pedagogy. It has innovative research partnerships with a range of local organisations, and the community research projects run by the centre look to build on current knowledge to develop new strategies, aimed at empowering and transforming communities. You will be taught by research active academics from Q-Step and other multidisciplinary research centres including Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU), Manchester Centre for Youth Studies, Big Data Centre in Sociology Department and this real-world research feeds directly into what they will be taught. The international research experience of the centre is embedded into the course content and delivery of the course is enhanced by incorporating cross-comparative survey data in lab activities and assessments. You will also have the opportunity to do your dissertation in collaboration with projects being carried out with these centres' international research partners. You will also be exposed to a variety of different perspectives and views within the discipline through lectures, seminars, talks and workshops delivered or co-delivered by international experts.

This course also offers a unique opportunity to develop a specialism in key research fields informed by the specialisms within the various centres within the Department. Depending on your individual programme of study you will either graduate with:

  • MSc Applied Quantitative Methods
  • MSc Applied Quantitative Methods (Impact Evaluation)
  • MSc Applied Quantitative Methods (Big Data Analytics)
  • MSc Applied Quantitative Methods (Longitudinal Data Modelling)
  • MSc Applied Quantitative Methods (Participatory and Creative Research)
  • All of these specialisms can be taken with the addition of a placement year.

    Study options for this course

    • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
    • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
      Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 8500 per yearInternational course feesGBP 16500 per year

    Entry requirements

    You will have at least a lower second class UK honours degree (or international equivalent), preferably in a social science or humanities field of study. Candidates who do not meet these requirements are encouraged to apply but may be asked to go through further screening if that seems essential to the admissions tutor.

    You do not need to have prior quantitative methods training or skills; this course is designed for both beginners and those with previous experience of Quantitative Methods.

    Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

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