Methods degrees

Research Training Centre Edinburgh Degrees


Q-Step Centre run five undergraduate degrees that integrate quantitative methods with the teaching of Social Science disciplines. Learning involves hands-on opportunities to analyse real social science data with close support in small groups.

All these degrees offer you the possibility to gain valuable experience by participating in internships with selected high-profile employers. Q-Step students gain an enormously transferable skill set, opening doors to an exciting range of jobs and careers. Email Q-Step Director Ugur Ozdemir with any queries.


Our flagship degree Postgraduate level is the 
Social Research MSc with its new ‘with quantitative methods’ pathway. The degree offers a flexible and comprehensive qualification that will make you a sought-after researcher combining strong quantitative and qualitative research skills with the theoretical training to contribute to important social research questions

The opportunity to undertake a placement-based dissertation is a key aspect of the Social Research MSc and involves projects at a range of host institutions including the Scottish Government, NHS Scotland and a range of third and private sector employers. 

Short course programme 

In partnership with AQMEN we offer a range of short courses open to social researchers delivered by experts in the field. To find out about the current opportunities and details on booking, please contact

Methods degrees