Advanced Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences at University of Bath - UCAS

University of Bath

Degree level: Postgraduate

Advanced Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences (Research)

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Course summary

This programme is only available through the Southwest Doctoral Training Partnership. Applications open from October each year and close around January. More information is available on our website to Study as a South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP) student at Bath. If you are interested in a PhD on this topic but not through the DTP, then please apply for a PhD in any Humanities and Social Sciences Department. Research content This pathway is for social scientists who wish to learn advanced quantitative methods and apply them appropriately to answer particular substantive questions from their discipline. It's also well-suited to statistically trained researchers whose interests are more methodological. You'll be part of a group of social scientists interested in interdisciplinary research involving the application of quantitative methods from one discipline (for example economics) to problems in another (for example politics). Projects may involve applying statistical methods used in other disciplines to social science problems, or developing novel statistical methods for analysing social-science data. This programme includes a significant piece of research aimed at enabling you to contribute to the academic community through a large written thesis (typically up to 90,000 words). For interdisciplinary pathways the Lead Supervisor will be from the applicant’s home institution and the second supervisor must be from a different discipline (a different sub-discipline is not sufficient; however, the second could still be from the same institution but a different discipline). The Lead and Second Supervisors must be employed at one of the SWDTP’s partner institutions – Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth or UWE Bristol.


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Entry requirements

- At least a 2:1 degree in a social science subject (or) - An equivalent degree in another subject, together with substantial relevant work experience Underlying these conditions is a belief that students must bring a minimum combination of theoretical knowledge and practical experience to the programme. Marginal cases are often dealt with at interview, and it is not uncommon for relatively inexperienced students to be asked to defer entry. English Language requirements You will normally need one of the following: - IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components - The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 69 with no less than 62 in any element - TOEFL IBT: 100 overall with a minimum 24 in all 4 components You will need to get your English language qualification within 24 months prior to starting your course. If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level. **Before you apply, please check the University of Bath website for the most recently published entry requirements**

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Advanced Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences at University of Bath - UCAS