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Social analytics

We have developed the interdisciplinary BSc Social Analytics pathway to combine a thorough training in quantitative methods and statistical literacy with placement opportunities and modules from sociology, criminology, education, social policy and politics.

We want to give you the opportunity to explore social issues through the analysis of quantitative social data and the study of the methods used to capture such data. Examples of the social issues might include:

  • educational attainment
  • migration
  • poverty
  • crime rates
  • voting behaviour.

Studying BSc Social Analytics offers you a unique opportunity to combine a substantive set of optional modules with cutting edge training in quantitative methods, taught by staff from the Centre.

Work placement

BSc Social Analytics students are guaranteed a work placement with relevant organisations, such as the Office for National Statistics (ONS) or Welsh Government. This will help you to maximise your employability by applying what you have learnt on the course and in the workplace.

The fact that I am able to complete a guaranteed placement in my second year was something I was particularly drawn to, as I thought that this would aid my future career. Studying Social Analytics BSc has the added advantage of learning specific analytical skills that businesses have said that graduates lack in the work place. This course has reignited my passion for learning and studying

First year BSc Social Analytics student