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Quantitative Social Science BSc (Hons)

University of Sheffield

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This course gets to the heart of social science and why it matters: how high-quality research is done, how it's communicated and the difference it can make to our lives. As one of only 15 UK Q-Step centres, we deliver intensive training in quantitative methods. From gathering and interpreting data, to understanding trends and how social statistics are created and used, you'll learn data literacy and analysis skills in an accessible, engaging, rigorous way. You will choose from three subject pathways that lend themselves to the analysis of numerical data, a skill that is in demand by the UK job market. You'll become well-versed in the intellectual concerns of contemporary social science, taking one of the following pathways: * Geography, Landscape and Urban Studies * Criminology, Politics and Sociology * Management You'll learn how to use statistical software packages through hands-on practical sessions in our state-of-the-art computer lab. You'll become a highly proficient researcher, adept at communicating your findings to both a specialist and non-specialist audience. There are plenty of chances to get valuable work experience, including on our placement scheme. You might work on a project for an industry partner, go on placement with a company or do consultation or research work for a government office or research centre.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 19,050per year

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University information

University of Sheffield

  • University League Table

    28th

  • Campus address

    University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, England

As a member of the UK's prestigious Russell Group, the university has a global reputation for research and teaching excellence.
Among the world's top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings 2021) Sheffield offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a wide range of subjects.
Located in the centre of the UK in a friendly and affordable city, the university has more than 29,000 students from over 150 different countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 102 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    145 73%

    18th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    6th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%

    81st

    12

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