University of Bristol

Advanced Quantitative Methods

This MRes programme aims to develop a systematic understanding and critical appreciation of alternative approaches, methodologies and paradigms of social science research. It will develop fully trained and competent social science researchers, who are able to understand and use research techniques appropriate to their subject area and are conversant with approaches used by other social scientists. The programme has a substantial theoretical and quantitative core but also delivers complementary qualitative training. This will provide an essential foundation for any working researcher, whether they are going on to do a PhD or otherwise engaged in research. The training will enable students to think through how they can use their knowledge and skills in advanced quantitative methods in different contexts and apply them to a variety of problems and, progressively, to identify their own needs for training. The MRes forms part of a suite of interdisciplinary pathways that are delivered as part of the South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP). This pathway is a collaborative programme delivered across the Universities of Bath, Bristol and Exeter. Each core unit in semester one is taught intensively, with time spent at each location. This collaborative delivery means that the expertise of academics at each institution can be made available to students from all three universities, enhancing the training capacity of each.

Course modules

There are three mandatory units, while an appropriate range of optional units is provided at each institution to ensure students can take a full suite at their home institution should they wish to. Optional units may include substantive subject units of interest, or further methods units. You will also complete a dissertation: an extended research project of between 10,000 and 15,000 words. Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MRes in Advanced Quantitative Methods. (http://www.bris.ac.uk/unit-programme-catalogue/RouteStructure.jsa?byCoho...)

Sponsorship information

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Law has an allocation of 1+3 and +3 ESRC scholarships. (http://www.swdtp.ac.uk/)

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2018 GBP 9,235 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2018 GBP 16,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2018 GBP 4,235 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
Master of Research - MRes Part-time September 2018 GBP 2,118 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Clifton Campus BS8 1TH South West

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