Short courses

We are currently running a series of courses in research methods and quantitative data analysis for staff and students at the University of Manchester.

We run introductory, intermediate to advanced courses on all aspects of the research process, including research design, data collection and data analysis. We also provide in-house courses and workshops for local authorities and other organisations.

Please see our list of courses or contact us for more information at

Key facts

All courses are developed and delivered by staff who are experts in their fields. Course leaders and teaching assistants are on hand to ensure a friendly and supportive learning environment.

Most courses are one day in duration, although a number run over two or three days. Courses are designed to be free-standing, though many build together to provide learning pathways from basic to more advanced level.

Our courses include a combination of lectures and / or demonstrations, supported by a substantial practical component, to ensure participants gain hands-on experience in the application of the methods being taught.

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