MSci Childhood Studies with Quantitative Research Methods (L523)

2017 entry

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UCAS code L523
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2015/16 33 overall for all Childhood Studies courses

About MSci Childhood Studies with Quantitative Research Methods

This four-year course combines the Childhood Studies degree with an in-depth training in practical and analytical skills using quantitative research methods, leading to a MSci degree. This has been developed as part of a national initiative addressing the shortage of social science graduates and postgraduates with advanced quantitative skills. It will enable you to develop a distinct skills set that is highly sought after by graduate employers and which could provide a clear route into further research and postgraduate study. No prior knowledge of statistical techniques is required.

In year one of the quantitative pathway, 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 which will develop your skills in numeracy and analysis, and enable you to undertake your own individual research in an area of quantitative social science in year three. Year four incorporates further advanced quantitative methods training.

More about Quantitative Research Methods

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

Course structure

First year

  • Children in Society: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
  • Education, Schooling and Diversity
  • Introduction to Psychology for Childhood Studies
  • Convincing Stories? Numbers as evidence in the social sciences
  • Segregation and inequality in the UK (measurement and debate)

Second year

  • Principles of Quantitative Social Science
  • Conducting a research project using secondary data
  • You can choose from a wide range of options, which we vary from time to time according to current developments in global environmental, political and social issues. For example, in the 2015/16 academic year we offered units in:
      • Family Support
      • Play and Creativity
      • Child and Adolescent Psychology
      • Youth, Sexualities and Gendered Violence
      • Therapeutic Work with Children
      • Youth Welfare and Social Policy
      • Education and Society
      • Youth Policy and Social Welfare

Third year

  • Dissertation (with Quantitative Research Methods)
  • You can choose from a wide range of options, which we vary from time to time according to current developments in global environmental, political and social issues. For example, in the 2015/16 academic year we offered units in:
      • Language and Literacy
      • Children and Young People in the Law
      • Interprofessional Working
      • Children in a Global Context
      • Youth Justice
      • Researching with Children and Families
      • Disability Studies

Fourth year

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods Training
  • Advanced Quantitative Research project
  • Optional units from Childhood Studies
Further details about the course structure for Childhood Studies with Quantitative Research Methods

Typical offer for MSci Childhood Studies with Quantitative Research Methods

A-levels
(including international A-levels)
ABB 
A-levels
(including international A-levels)
(contextual offer)
BBB 
IB Diploma 32 overall to include 16 points at Higher Level
IB Diploma
(contextual offer)
31 overall to include 15 points at Higher Level
Cambridge Pre-URequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
AccessPass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit, including subjects relevant to the course such as Psychology, Sociology and Social Policy
BTEC DDM
SQASH: AABBB and AH: AB
Welsh BaccRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
EB77% overall
International qualificationsQualifications, scholarships and local information sources for your country
English language requirements Profile B
Further information about English language requirements
Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent:Grade C in Mathematics and English. In England, where numerical GCSE grades will start to replace letter GCSE grades, we will be aligning the two grading schemes as follows: 4 or 5 is C, 6 is B, 7 is A, and 8 or 9 is A*.
Academic qualificationsIf you have other qualifications (eg GNVQ, CACHE, HND, etc), please contact the Admissions team for advice on eligibility.

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