Taught course

Quantitative Social Research

University of Warwick · Department of Sociology

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Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


Course content

Offered by the Department of Sociology in conjunction with the Warwick Q-step Centre, this course will equip you with a wide range of advanced skills in data management and analysis, alongside a thorough grounding in key theoretical and substantive sociological topics. You will 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 three core modules on data management and analysis, and a research dissertation on a topic of your own interest. You will be able to explore particular specialist areas in more depth by choosing optional sociological modules. You will also attend an annual Spring Camp. In previous years this consisted of talks from academic and private sector experts, and training workshops on quantitative methods.

The Warwick Q-Step Centre will also organise specialist Masterclasses on different cutting-edge quantitative methods with leading global experts in the field. This course will prepare you for work in a range of careers that value analytical ability and quantitative methods skills. You will be particularly suited for roles within central and local government, academic and commercial research, journalism, and policy-making.

Information for international students

English Language requirement: Band B. For more guidance on English language requirements please visit this page.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,580 per year (full-time)
International students
£19,300 per year (full-time)

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

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