87 th
World University Rankings 2020
91-100 th
World Reputation Rankings 2015
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European Teaching Rankings 2019
Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, Avon, BS8 1TH, United Kingdom

Social Policy with Quantitative Research Methods

This course is ideal for students interested in learning more about how to use numbers and data within social policy. It provides training in practical and analytical skills, which will enhance your career prospects and provide you with a strong platform for postgraduate study. No prior knowledge of statistical techniques is required. About two thirds of your studies will follow the single honours Social Policy course, where you will acquire core knowledge in your subject. You will focus on key issues such as inequality, risk, need, and the social processes and institutions that promote wellbeing. You will draw on social, political and economic theory to analyse and explore these in a global context. The remaining third of your course will provide interdisciplinary training in quantitative methods. In year one of the quantitative pathway we discuss how numbers and data are used to tell convincing stories in the media and social research. We consider what is meant by segregation and how it can be mapped and measured. Year two offers practical classes in social statistics and applied data analysis, which will develop your skills in numeracy and analysis and enable you to undertake your own individual research project in an area of quantitative social science in year three. In year four we offer training in more advanced quantitative methods suitable for postgraduate research, while continuing to develop expertise and specialist knowledge in social policy. Learn more about how quantitative skills training can enhance your career prospects. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry1JHxL4pAE&index=5&list=PL7PgmFn2MV4eIWF82uWoDsnSnTywROo&t=4s

  • Qualification
    Master of Science - MSci
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-21
  • Location
    Main Site,BristolUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £19,500