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School of Social and Political Science: Undergraduate study


Career Routes

Quantitative methods underpin effective evidenced-based planning and procedure in the public, private and other sectors. Quantitative Methods (QM) can include anything from the ability to design surveys or experiments to using quantitative evidence from surveys, digital media, archives and open data.

There is currently a deficit of graduates with advanced quantitative skills in the UK, with many employers reporting widespread QM weakness amongst their employees.

It is estimated that there is currently a shortage of 15K-20K data scientists and up to 1.5m data savvy managers and professional in the US alone (McKinsey).

Job Options

These degrees equip you with the skills employers tell us they need you to have, opening doors to a wide range of exciting and well remunerated careers, including, but not limited to:

Further Information

Q-Step Career Opportunities guide

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