Taught course

Applied Quantitative Methods

Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Sociology

Entry requirements

You will usually have an upper second class UK honours degree (or international equivalent), preferably in a social science or humanities field of study. Candidates with a lower second class degree should apply and will be considered on their merits as will people with non-traditional qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

Based at the Manchester Metropolitan University Q-Step Centre in the Department of Sociology, this MSc approaches the study of quantitative methods in an innovative way, which emphasises career-ready skills that prepare students for work with data and quantitative analysis, or as suitable preparation for doctoral study.
This course focuses on the development and application of key quantitative methods and analytical techniques. You will look at the use of quantitative methods within ‘real world’ contexts and a key aim will be to develop your career-ready skills in this field. A range of quantitative techniques will be covered, including multiple regression, multi-level modelling, questionnaire design and psychometric testing, quantitative evaluation, and data management.

Features & benefits of the course

  • Focuses on the skills needed to conduct ‘real world’ statistical analysis; these skills are in great demand and short supply within the fast growing data analytics sector
  • A mixture of core and specialist units - the course will culminate in a placement-based dissertation, in which you will produce a piece of research on behalf of one of our partner organisations
  • This course will be a considerable asset to anyone looking for a career involving quantitative research skills in diverse range of organisations

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Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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