UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Quantitative Research Methods

This course has two routes through the programme: a Policy Analysis pathway, introducing students to statistical analysis and building on this to develop quantitative skills in the analysis of policy, and an Education pathway, which assumes a basic knowledge of statistical and builds on this with an emphasis on the economics of education.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a social science discipline (policy analysis pathway), or economics or related social science (education pathway). For the education pathway a knowledge of basic statistics and a background in education policy and administration is also required.

Course modules

Core modules: Impact evaluation methods; statistical analysis (policy analysis pathway); longitudinal research and analysis (policy analysis pathway); economic perspectives on education policy (education pathway); quantitative analysis 2 (education pathway). Options: education and development in Asia; educational testing; longitudinal research and analysis; quantitative analysis 1; quantitative analysis 3; social policy: theory, practice and research; systematic reviews for policy and practice; understanding education policy.

Assessment methods

Assessment is delivered via face-to-face daytime and evening sessions. Assessment is through coursework assignments and a 10,000-word report.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time GBP 7,145 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 15,525 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 7,145 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 7,145 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 7,145 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Variable - 4 years

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