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Advanced Training at the University of Birmingham

Current students funded by either an ESRC DTC at the Universities of Birmingham, Nottingham and Warwick, or the Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP have access to a number of Advanced Training modules each year at the University of Birmingham, free of charge. These modules can be taken for credit or audit, subject to availability. If taken for credit, these credits can be transferred back to your home institution. Unless otherwise stated, all advanced training courses run as 2-day intensive workshops from 10:00 until 16:00 with breaks.

Advanced Training Modules available in 2021/22

  • Advanced Qualitative Interviewing (10 credits)
    • 12 and 19 May 2022
    • Assignment submission window: 19 May to 6 June 2022
  • Approaches to Research on Discourse (10 credits)
    • 5 May and 6 May 2022
    • Assignment submission window: 6 May to 1 June 2022
  • Introduction to Causal Inference (10 credits)
    • 3 and 4 May 2022
    • Assignment submission window: 4 May to 31 May 2022
  • Introduction to Econometric Software (10 credits)
    • 11 and 18 May 2022
    • Assignment submission window: 18 May to 13 June 2022
  • Introduction to Time Series Regression (10 credits)
    • 23, 24, 25, 26 May 2022, 13:00 - 15:30
    • Assignment submission window: 26 May to 20 June 2022
  • Mixed Methods Research Design (10 credits)
    • 31 May and 1 Jun 2022
    • Assignment submission window: 1 June to 27 June 2022
  • Multivariate Linear to Logistic Regression (10 credits)
    • 9 May and 10 May 2022
    • Assignment submission window: 10 May to 2 June 2022
  • Policy Evaluation (10 credits)
    • 16 and 17 May 2022
    • Assignment submission window: 17 May to 16 June 2022
  • Regression with Categorical Dependent Variables (10 credits)
    • 8 and 16 June 2022
    • Assignment submission window: 8 June to 12 July 2022
  • Researching Disability (10 credits)
    • 2 and 9 June 2022
    • Assignment submission window: 9 June to 6 July 2022
  • Researching Young People (10 credits)
    • 6 and 7 June 2022
    • Assignment submission window: 7 June to 4 July 2022
  • Case Study Research Design (10 credits)
      • 13 and 18 May 2022
      • Assignment submission window: 18 May to 7 Jun 2022
  • Q Methodology – A Systematic Approach for Interpretive Research (10 credits)
    • 20 and 23 May 2022
    • Assignment submission window: 23 May to 13 Jun 2022

If you are an ESRC DTC or DTP student from one of our partner institutions (the Universities of Nottingham, Warwick, Aston, Leicester and Loughborough) and you would like to express an interest in registering for any of these courses please contact socialresearchmethods@contacts.bham.ac.uk, copying in studentships@contacts.bham.ac.uk, stating which course you are interested in. A member of the team will confirm if a place is available and you will be asked to complete this Single Module Enrolment Form to enable us to register you as a PG Affiliate Student.

Please note that places on these courses are limited, and that the list of modules available will vary from year to year.

Please register your interest in a module at least 3 weeks before the module is scheduled to begin.

Your registration will be confirmed within two weeks.