The Advanced Quantitative Methods programme from University of Bristol includes social scientists who are interested in interdisciplinary research that requires the application of quantitative methods from one discipline to problems in another.
This pathway is also for statistically trained researchers whose interests are more methodological. Projects may involve applying statistical methods used in other disciplines to social science problems, or developing novel statistical methods for analysing social science data. We welcome applications from students with backgrounds in statistics or related disciplines.
You will normally be registered in the school of your first supervisor. This may not be the school that processes your application.
Our students go on to employment in a wide variety of areas - often where statistical analysis is required, but also where numeracy is crucial. Students also continue within academic careers, going on to post-doctoral and lecturing positions.
At its core, the programme establishes a sound research training base, together with a set of bespoke training courses that provide students with the advanced quantitative toolkit required for their PhD research. It also provides a foundation for different types of employment, including research, policy and intervention implementation.
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- The ESRC has designated advanced quantitative methods as a priority area, and the purpose of this pathway is to provide training and supervision that emphasises quantitative methods to a higher level than is usually offered.
- Training includes a structured programme of core advanced quantitative methods courses and a fortnightly research and reading group.
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- 48 months
- 84 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
The closing date for non-funded places is not fixed but early application is advised.
DisciplinesMathematics Natural Sciences Statistics View 55 other PhDs in Mathematics in United Kingdom
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- An upper second-class degree (or equivalent qualification) with substantive quantitative elements (at least 60 credits plus a quantitative dissertation).
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International19500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19500 GBP per year during 48 months.
National4565 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4565 GBP per year during 48 months.
- UK: part-time £2,283
Living costs for Bristol
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.