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Social Analytics

This course combines social science modules from sociology, criminology, social policy, education or politics with cutting-edge training in quantitative research methods.

Developed to address the growing demand for quantitatively literate and competent social science graduates, it's characterised by a core focus on the critical consumption, analysis and production of quantitative research and data within the social sciences.

Degree name UCAS Code
Social Analytics (BSc) J3G5

Emphasis is placed on training in the analysis of quantitative social data and the study of the methods used to capture such data. Students will be trained in the scientific method, the quantitative analysis of social media, statistical modelling and data manipulation.

Modules are selected from a bespoke pathway, combined from across the social sciences.

Second-year students undertake a guaranteed work placement and will also have the opportunity to take part in a quantitative residential summer school organised by NatCen, Britain's largest independent social research agency.