Manchester Metropolitan University

Applied Quantitative Methods

Based at the Manchester Metropolitan University Q-Step Centre in the Department of Sociology, this MSc approaches the study of quantitative methods in an innovative way, which emphasises career-ready skills that prepare students for work with data and quantitative analysis, or as suitable preparation for doctoral study. The course focuses on the development and application of key quantitative methods and analytical techniques. It focuses on the use of quantitative methods within 'real world' contexts and a key aim is to develop graduates' career-ready skills in this field. A range of quantitative techniques will be covered including multiple regression, multi-level modelling, questionnaire design and psychometric testing, quantitative evaluation, and data management. One unit, ?Statistics in Practice? explores knowledge exchange, mobilisation and achieving impact with research. There is a mixture of core units and specialist options. The course culminates in a placement based dissertation, in which students will produce a piece of research on behalf of one of our partner organisations. We will help you source your placement.

Course modules

The core units include: Quantitative Methodology and research design; Foundations of quantitative analysis; Multiple regression; Questionnaire design and testing psychometric properties; Data management; Statistics in practice; Dissertation. Optional units may include: Evaluation using quantitative methods; Mixed methods in social research; Multi-level modelling.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through research reports, presentations, research proposals, lab tests and a self-directed, research-based dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 - 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 - 2 Years

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Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site M15 6BH North West

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