MSci Politics with Quantitative Research Methods (L203)

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UCAS code L203
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,500 per year, subject to government approval
  • EU students: £9,500 per year, subject to government approval
  • International students: £16,500 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,500 per year, subject to government approval
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2016/17 116 overall for Single Honours Politics courses

About MSci Politics with Quantitative Research Methods

This course is ideal for students interested in learning more about using numbers and data within the social sciences, and in acquiring practical and analytical skills that are attractive to employers. No prior knowledge of statistical techniques is required. 

Two thirds of your studies will follow the Single Honours Politics and International Relations course, where you will acquire core knowledge in your subject. The remaining third provides applied interdisciplinary training in quantitative methods.

In year one we discuss how numbers and data are used to tell convincing stories in the media and social research. We consider what is meant by segregation, and how it can be mapped and measured.

Year two offers practical classes in social statistics and applied data analysis. This will develop your skills in numeracy and analysis to advance your study of politics, enabling you to undertake your own individual research project in an area of quantitative social science in year three.

Year four offers training in more advanced quantitative methods suitable for postgraduate research.

Bristol offers a number of degrees that include quantitative research methods. This is part of a national initiative addressing the shortage of social science graduates with quantitative skills. These skills are highly valued by employers and are also beneficial for going on to postgraduate research.

More about Quantitative Research Methods

Find out more about studying Quantitative Research Methods and Politics and International Relations at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Typical offer for MSci Politics with Quantitative Research Methods - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAA including an essay-based subject
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABB including A in an essay-based subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 overall including 18 points at Higher Level, with 6 at Higher Level in an essay-based subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in an essay-based subject
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit, including an essay-based subject
BTEC offer DDD in a relevant subject such as Health and Social Care or Public Services.
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAAAB and AH: AA including an essay-based subject
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade
European Baccalaureate offer85% overall with 8.5 in an essay-based subject
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

Essay based subjects include: Anthropology; Archaeology; Classical Civilisation; Classics; Drama; Economics; English Language; English Literature; Environmental Studies; Film; Geography; Government and Politics; Health and Social Care; History; History of Art; Law; Media Studies; Philosophy; Psychology; Religious Studies; Social Care; Social Policy; Sociology; Philosophy; Politics; Theatre Studies.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Standard numeracy requirement (C in GCSE Maths or equivalent)
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels for 2018 entry.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
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Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Considered

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application.

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