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School of Social and Political Science: Undergraduate study


Why Should You Choose One of Our Programmes?

We have developed these programmes to address skill shortages in the labour market. This means that a degree with quantitative methods will open doors to a wide range of exciting and well remunerated careers.

Our degrees have been developed with the additional support and guidance of the Q-Step programme, a UK-wide initiative, a project seeking to equip future graduates with advanced data analysis skills. This additional funding results in excellent student-staff ratios.

Work Placements

You will have the chance to practice your skills in work placements with one of a range of host institutions including the Scottish Government, NHS Scotland and private sector employers.

Data Analysis Skills Training

As suggested by employers, training on how to use data in a practical setting will be a key part of these programmes. Developing practical, quantitative skills alongside knowledge of your subject will prepare you for a variety of exciting and well remunerated careers.


Edinburgh is one of only 15 UK Universities selected to host Q-Step Centres. By taking a 'with QM' programme you will ensure your CV stands out. The University of Edinburgh is consistently ranked top 20 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2013/14).

Student-Staff Ratio

You will benefit from small class sizes and the ability to develop your skills in close proximity to experts. There is also plenty of support available to help those less confident with maths.

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