Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a social science discipline.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

The Quantitative Research Methods MSc gives students a broad training in social science research methods, with an emphasis on the quantitative methods most relevant in an academic or policy context.

UCL Social Science is a research intensive department with world leading experts in quantitative methodology and a broad range of social science subjects. We have a lively community of staff, PhD, MSc and undergraduate students, involved in seminars, workshops and reading groups in addition to formal teaching which you will be free to join.

One of the department\'s many specialisations is in applying quantitative methods to data to inform policy on education, health, labour markets, human development and child/adult wellbeing.

The department\'s staff have a broad range of interests, which includes expertise in economics, sociology, psychology, social statistics, survey methods and data collection, mixed-methods research, and the techniques of policy evaluation.

Full-time: 1 year; Flexible: up to 5 years;

Fees and funding

Fee UK/EU Full-time: GBP7,925; Overseas Full-time: GBP17,190;

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months
full time
12 months


This programme is delivered via face-to-face daytime and evening sessions. Assessment is through coursework assignments and a 10,000-word report.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214