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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

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About Applied Quantitative Methods at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry

2017

Length

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Tuition Fees

UK and EU students

UK and EU students: Full-time fee: £7,560 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

UK and EU students: Part-time fee: £1260 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU and Channel Island students

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Full-time fee: £13,050 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Part-time fee: £2175 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Information

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Costs

Specialist Costs

Optional Estimate: £300

How are these costs calculated?

Students will use SPSS and Nvivo softwares for analysing data in labs. However, these softwares are installed in lab PCs. Moreover, students can freely download these softwares to use in their own PCs at home. Library has got copies of all core textbooks to be used in class. However, it may be useful for students to buy a few core books on quantitative methods so that they can have access to them all the time. These books (4-5 in total) should not cost more than £250. At the end of year dissertation printing (roughly £50) will be required

Placement Costs

Optional Estimate: £50

How are these costs calculated?

For the MSc dissertation, students have the option to do a placement based dissertation. For this, students are assigned to a local organisation in Manchester where they work on a chosen topic for the organisation and receive volunteering/shadowing opportunities etc. To visit the placement organisation, students may incur some cost for travelling. However, if the organisation is based out of Manchester city centre, students will be able to claim the travel money from the Q-Step project office for visiting placement.

Professional Costs

How are these costs calculated?

For students to work with a placement, some organisations may ask for DBS clearance. If students require DBS, MMU will pay for this.

Location

Manchester Campus

Department

Department of Sociology

Based at the Manchester Metropolitan University Q-Step Centre in the Department of Sociology, this MSc approaches the study of quantitative methods in an innovative way, which emphasises career-ready skills that prepare students for work with data and quantitative analysis, or as suitable preparation for doctoral study.

The course focuses on the development and application of key quantitative methods and analytical techniques. It focuses on the use of quantitative methods within 'real world' contexts and a key aim is to develop graduates' career-ready skills in this field. 

There are ten bursaries available each worth £14,388 for 2017-18 entry (deadline 3 July 2017). For full details please see our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Find out more about Postgraduate loans. 

Tuition Fees

UK and EU students

UK and EU students: Full-time fee: £7,560 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

UK and EU students: Part-time fee: £1260 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU and Channel Island students

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Full-time fee: £13,050 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Part-time fee: £2175 per 30 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Additional Information

A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).

Placement options

Placement-based dissertation, in which you will produce a piece of research on behalf of one of our partner organisations. We will help your source your placement. 

We work with over 25 partners across Greater Manchester to provide students with placements across diverse sectors, including Barnardos, British Red Cross, Manchester United FC, HM Inspectorate of Probation, Greater Manchester Police, The Children's Society, Manchester City FC, and Citizen's Advice.

Career options after the course

The programme will be a considerable asset to postgraduates wishing to pursue a career involving quantitative research skills within a diverse range of organisations within the public/private/ voluntary sectors, businesses, academia, think tanks, research centres, and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs). Quantitative Skills (QS) underpin evidence-based planning and practice in the public, private and other sectors. However, over two thirds of employers in the UK identify a shortage of QS among employees. Numerical and analytic skills are highly prized in a diverse range of careers. Quantitative skills are transferable between workplaces and sectors across the UK. There is a global shortage of quantitative skilled workers. 

Study options for this course

Notes about fees for this course

Fees for this course have yet to be confirmed and will be updated shortly

Information about fees and financial support

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

You will usually have an upper second class UK honours degree (or international equivalent), preferably in a social science or humanities field of study. Candidates with a lower second class degree should apply and will be considered on their merits as will people with non-traditional qualifications. 

You do not need to have prior quantitative methods training or skills; this course is designed for both beginners and those with previous experience of Quantitative Methods. 

There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.

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