Welcome to Q-Step at the University of Leeds
Q-Step is a £19.5 million programme designed to promote a step-change in quantitative social science training.
Over a five-year period from 2013, fifteen universities across the UK are delivering specialist undergraduate programmes, including new courses and work placements. Q-Step was developed as a strategic response to the shortage of quantitatively-skilled social science graduates. It is funded by the Nuffield Foundation, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
The University of Leeds received Q-Step funding in September 2014, and between 2014-2018, we are implementing an exciting programme of activities to help develop quantitative skills in the social sciences at the University. This includes:
- New modules in quantitative methods and skills
- Pathways in quantitative methods on some social science degrees
- Deeper embedding of quantitative methods and skills in undergraduate degrees across the social sciences
- Placement opportunities for undergraduate students
- Summer schools
- Schools engagement activities
- Employer engagement
- The development of digital resources to promote and develop quantitative skills in the social sciences
- Masterclasses and workshops