Why study quantitative methods?
According to the British Academy, well-rounded graduates, equipped with core quantitative skills, are vital if the UK is to retain its status as a world leader in research and higher education, rebuild its economy, and provide citizens with the means to understand analyse and criticise data. Quantitative methods facilitate 'blue skies' research and effective, evidence-based policy.
In addition to the employment opportunities they bring, another good reason to study quantitative methods is they are central to ways of forming knowledge and answering questions of relevance to the social sciences. They are at the heart of what it means to graduate as a student of the social sciences. And quantitative skills are easier to learn that some students assume.