Research course

Advanced Quantitative Methods

University of Bristol · Graduate School of Education

Entry requirements

A Master's (or equivalent) in a discipline from the social or health sciences, and familiarity with intermediate-level quantitative techniques or multiple regression. For more methodological projects within social statistics and biostatistics, an MSc in Statistics or equivalent (eg econometrics) is required.

Months of entry


Course content

This pathway is for social scientists who wish to learn advanced quantitative methods for secondary-data analysis, and apply these methods appropriately to answer particular substantive questions from their disciplines. This includes social scientists who are interested in inter-disciplinary research that requires the application of quantitative methods from one discipline to problems in another.

This pathway is also for statistically trained researchers whose interests are more methodological. Projects may involve applying statistical methods used in other disciplines to social science problems, or developing novel statistical methods for analysing social science data. We welcome applications from students with backgrounds in statistics or related disciplines.

Information for international students

Fees and funding

UK students
full time: £4,185 part time: £2,093
International students

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Law has an allocation of 1+3 and +3 ESRC scholarships. Applicants may also be interested in applying for funding from the University of Bristol scholarship fund and alumni PhD scholarship fund.

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students can be found on our webpage,

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months
part time
84 months

Course contact details

Senior Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0) 117 928 9954