Methods and Data Institute

Postgraduate Study

Research degrees

Our MPhil/PhD in Social Science Research Methodology programme enables students to acquire first-class methodological expertise, and, if desired, to combine this with substantive research into their chosen topic. Find out more in the postgraduate prospectus.

More information about postgraduate study and the application process may be found in the postgraduate prospectus.

Please use our enquiry form to get in touch with queries you may have about studying with us.

Why focus on methods?

PhDs with strong training in social science methods have demonstrably better chances in the labour market after graduation, irrespective of whether they pursue an academic career, or one in government or industry.

Graduates with training in social research methods are particularly sought by the many research institutes that inform governmental agencies, by commercial market research and advisory firms, and by research-oriented academic institutions in the UK and elsewhere.

MDI funding opportunities

Students from the UK and elsewhere in the EU are eligible to apply for the Institute's annual fee waiver competition. Please contact us for further information.

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Methods and Data Institute

School of Politics and International Relations
Law and Social Sciences building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

+44 (0)115 846 8150