Q-Step is a £19.5 million programme designed to promote a step-change in quantitative social science training.

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Welcome to Q-Step at the University of Leeds

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).

Welcome to Q-Step at the University of Leeds

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

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The deadline for applications has been extended to midnight on Mon 29th April for the following Q Step summer research...

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Student applications to the Q Step summer placement scheme are now open. For further details and to apply go to:...

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