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Postgraduate Degree Programmes

Warwick Q-Step Centre is pleased to announce the introduction of three new Postgraduate degree programmes which launched in October 2017

The new postgraduate programmes are offered by Warwick Q-Step Centre in conjunction with the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies, the Department of Sociology and the Department of Politics and International Studies:
  • MSc in Big Data and Digital Futuresq_08.jpg
  • MSc in Quantitative Social Research
  • MA in Politics, Big Data and Quantitative Methods

In contrast to many big data focused degrees (e.g. Data Science or Data Analytics) where the emphasis ends up being almost exclusively on data practices and computational tools, these degrees provide key skills in a range of theoretical approaches and practice-based skills. Each of the three degree programmes will provide students with the skills to critically engage with big data theoretically, methodologically and practically, across a range of disciplines in the social sciences.

Students will also receive cutting-edge training in advanced quantitative methods, data management and data analysis, giving them a competitive advantage in today’s global job market.

Course Overview 2018/19*

MSc in Big Data and Digital Futures

The MSc in Big Data and Digital Futures will enable students to understand and act in a society transformed by big data and develop a range of theoretical and practical interdisciplinary capacities.

Core Modules:

Optional Modules:

  • A range of optional modules to choose from in CIM or from other departments across Warwick.

For further information on this course, please visit the departmental study webpages.

MSc in Quantitative Social Research

The MSc in Quantitative Social Research is ideal for students who wish to develop strong quantitative skills in order to pursue a career in social research in the public, private or the third sector.

Core Modules:

Optional Modules:

  • A range of optional modules to choose from in Sociology or from other departments across Warwick.

For further information on this course, please visit the departmental postgraduate taught webpages.

MA in Politics, Big Data and Quantitative Methods

The MA in Politics, Big Data and Quantitative Methods will provide students with a knowledge and understanding of the central and innovative quantitative approaches in political science.

Core Modules:

Optional Modules: 

  • A range of optional modules to choose from in PAIS or from other departments across Warwick.

For further information on this course, please visit the departmental MA study webpages.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS INFORMATION IS FOR GENERAL VISITORS TO THE SITE AND Q-STEP STAKEHOLDERS - PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS ARE ADVISED NOT TO USE IT AS THE BASIS FOR THEIR APPLICATION AS IT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

*Please visit the departmental PG course pages (see links below) for the most up-to-date information on these degree programmes.
How to Apply

Applications for 2018/19 are now open. Please visit the departmental webpages for further information and details on how to apply:

MSc in Big Data and Digital Futures

MSc in Quantitative Social Research

MA in Big Data and Quantitative Methods


Bursaries

For details of available bursaries please contact the host department of your chosen degree programme (CIM, PAIS, or Sociology).