Do you want to develop your knowledge about society and politics, as well as honing the sharp analytical skills required by modern organisations?
Our new MA draws on our considerable expertise in quantitative methods. It will develop your understanding of the innovative quantitative approaches in political science concerning data in unprecedented scales in text, image, numeric and video formats, and their impact on public policy. You’ll sharpen your communication and collaboration skills through a mixture of small-group seminars, lectures and workshops, which may include mini-lectures followed by discussion, Q&A sessions, organised debates, peer presentations, policy briefs, and group work.
Our core modules will give you the key critical and technical skills to deal with (big) data. You’ll also select optional modules which may be chosen from other departments in areas including digital studies, methods, gender, media, health, governance, or human rights. You will become highly employable in areas requiring strategic decision-making or analysis, whether in academic or non-academic research, international organisations, NGOs or private companies. More generally, you will be able to contribute to any activity involving statistics and data management, including strategic analyses and planning, auditing, marketing, research, international development and diplomacy.
- Find out more about the MA in Big Data & Quantitative Methods
If you’re looking to learn more about big data, we have a number of courses at postgraduate level, and research routes that will allow you to study big data from a number of different perspectives. Find out more.