Taught course

Quantitative Social Research

University of Warwick · Department of Sociology

Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in the area of sociology or a closely related subject (however, all serious applications from other disciplines will be considered); a strong personal statement

Months of entry


Course content

Do you have a keen interest for Social Research? This brand new course will help you develop valuable skills in data management and analysis in order to generate new insights into significant social problems.

This course is led by the Warwick Q-step Centre, a world-leading site for the study of global social problems using quantitative methods. You will learn how to use quantitative methodologies to describe and explain patterns of social behaviour and attitudes, and to manage and analyse quantitative data, including social surveys, administrative data and ‘big data’. Core modules cover Principles of Quantitative Research, Research Design, Workflow and Data Management and Advanced Quantitative Research.

You’ll also have freedom to choose from an array of specialist optional modules, enabling you to develop your substantive sociological interests. You’ll learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical workshops, varying according to the subject matter of the modules.

Throughout the duration of this course you will develop advanced skills in the analysis of quantitative social science data. You will also acquire advance skills in the management of datasets and developing feasible, replicable analyses that provide insights into real social problems. Completion of the course can lead to a wide range of research careers, including in the private sector, in government agencies and NGOs, and in university research.

Information for international students

For guidance on English language requirements, please visit this page: www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/language

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

There are several funding opportunities available for students applying for this course. These include external awards, wider University awards and departmental scholarships. Details can be found here:


Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)24 7652 4585