Bristol Q-Step

Q-Step Study Pathways

Bristol Q-Step - funded by the Nuffield Foundation, ESRC and HEFCE - is a strategic response to the shortage of quantitatively-skilled social science graduates looked for by employers and for postgraduate research.

As one of 15 centres in the UK, Bristol Q-Step is part of a national network that is training a new generation of social scientists. 

Study pathways

Q-Step enhanced pathways are a unique set of three (BSc) and four-year (MSci) degree programmes in Childhood studies, Criminology, Geography, Politics, Social Policy or Sociology. These cross-disciplinary pathways include enhanced skills training in applied quantitative methods, designed to boost knowledge and confidence in analysing, presenting and interpreting quantitative data. 

Q-Step students typically spend one third of their time on the Q-Step pathway and the remainder with the main degree programme. Parts of these pathways are available to other students as optional units. More information can be found by navigating this page’s menu links. 



Contact us

For course information please contact the relevant admissions team at our participating schools:

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