Short courses

Our short course training in research methods and quantitative data analysis is aimed at academics and applied researchers in the public and private sectors.

COVID-19 Update: Due to the current coronavirus outbreak, all remaining short courses for the 2019-20 academic year have now been postponed. Courses for 2020-21 will be announced soon. 

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

Download the short courses brochure for 2019-20.

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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