MRes Advanced Quantitative Methods

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Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Awards available MRes
Programme length One year full-time;
two years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Part-time study will require daytime weekday attendance
Start date September 2022

Programme overview

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 you to think through how you can use your knowledge and skills in advanced quantitative methods in different contexts, apply them to a variety of problems, and then identify your 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. This pathway is a collaborative programme delivered across the Universities of Bath, Bristol and Exeter. Core units are 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.

Fees for 2022/23

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2022/23 are as follows:

UK: full-time
£4,565
UK: part-time (two years)
£2,283
Overseas: full-time
£19,500

Following the recent changes to fee assessment regulation, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students will no longer be charged a separate tuition fee. From the 2021/22 academic year they will be charged the same fees as Home students.

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni discount

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni discount.

Funding for 2022/23

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Law has an allocation of 1+3 and +3 ESRC scholarships.

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

In addition to mandatory units, an appropriate range of optional units is provided at each institution to enable you to take all your units at your home institution should you 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 12,000 words.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MRes in Advanced Quantitative Methods.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class degree (or equivalent) with substantive quantitative elements (which is is normally considered to be at least 60 credits plus a quantitative dissertation).

This MRes is only open to 1 + 3 ESRC funded students

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

This programme provides outstanding academic and research training for prospective PhD students and can lead to careers in data and quantitative research.

Expected application closure date

Applications for 2022 have now closed and will reopen for 2023 entry in October 2022.

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Contact details

Philip Coupland Postgraduate Student Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 7328 Email: geog-pgadmis@bristol.ac.uk

Dr Emmanouil Tranos Programme Director Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 7328 Email: geog-pgadmis@bristol.ac.uk

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