Employers are increasingly looking for people with good quantitative data skills.
We offer a range of exciting courses and work experience opportunities to enable you to understand, analyse and gain critical statistics skills to an advanced level, giving you an edge in the competitive graduate jobs market.
Some Q-Step activities are restricted to students studying a designated subject: Politics, Sociology, Criminology, Philosophy, Social Anthropology and Linguistics.
"With quantitative skills you can go anywhere. I’ll be using the skills and experience gained on my Q-Step placement to prepare for my final year dissertation."Usman Al Khan / BA Criminology
There are many ways you can develop your quantitative skills while studying at Manchester:
- Specialising with one of our degree pathways - as a prospective student, you might consider the quantitative pathways in our BA Social Sciences degree.
- Taking a specialised course unit - we work with lecturers to develop a range of exciting new units that give you hands-on training and experience in the use of quantitative data. These can be taken as stand-alone options or part of a sequence that builds over Years 1 to 3.
- Applying for a Q-Step paid summer internships - paid internships offer an exciting way to practice and develop your quantitative skills in a workplace setting.
- Undertake your own original data analysis in a research dissertation - our helpdesk offers advice to all dissertation students undertaking work with quantitative data, and we also award annual prizes to recognise the best examples of original and innovative data analysis.