Taught course

Advanced Quantitative Methods

Institution
University of Bristol · School of Geographical Sciences
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

An upper second-class degree (or equivalent) with substantive quantitative elements (which is is normally considered to be at least 60 credits plus a quantitative dissertation).

Months of entry

September

Course content

This MRes programme aims to develop a systematic understanding and critical appreciation of alternative approaches, methodologies and paradigms of social science research. It will develop fully trained and competent social science researchers, who are able to understand and use research techniques appropriate to their subject area and are conversant with approaches used by other social scientists.

The programme has a substantial theoretical and quantitative core but also delivers complementary qualitative training. This will provide an essential foundation for any working researcher, whether they are going on to do a PhD or otherwise engaged in research. The training will enable you to think through how you can use your knowledge and skills in advanced quantitative methods in different contexts, apply them to a variety of problems, and then to identify your own needs for training.

The MRes forms part of a suite of interdisciplinary pathways that are delivered as part of the South West Doctoral Training Partnership. This pathway is a collaborative programme delivered across the Universities of Bath, Bristol and Exeter. Each core unit in semester one is taught intensively, with time spent at each location. This collaborative delivery means that the expertise of academics at each institution can be made available to students from all three universities, enhancing the training capacity of each.

Qualification and course duration

MRes

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Sarah Carter
Email
geog-pgadmis@bristol.ac.uk