Taught course

Quantitative Social Research

University of Warwick · Department of Sociology

Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Quantitative Social Research MSc will equip you with a range of advanced skills in data management. The University of Warwick's Sociology Department, ranked 4th in the UK, is home to leading experts who will train you to use quantitative methods to examine societal trends and social behaviours.

Offered by the Department of Sociology in conjunction with the Warwick Q-step Centre, this course will equip you with a range of advanced skills in data management and analysis, alongside a thorough grounding in key theoretical and substantive sociological topics. You’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of methodological and analytical aspects of social research, and the ability to put them into practice in a variety of work settings.

This course consists of core modules on data management and analysis, and a research dissertation on a topic of your own interest. You’ll be able to explore particular specialist areas in more depth by choosing optional sociological modules.

Information for international students

You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:

Band B

IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above.

Fees and funding

For more information on funding please visit our Postgraduate fees and funding page.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships - full overseas tuition, maintenance and other expenses for students applying for this course only. Sociology Departmental Scholarship - £5,000 for full-time applicants and £2,500 over 2 years for part-time applicants. 10 awards available: 5 for Home and EU candidates, 5 for Overseas candidates.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)24 7652 4585