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

Funded by the Nuffield Foundation, ESRC and HEFCE, Q-Step was developed as a strategic response to the shortage of quantitatively-skilled social science graduates.

Q-Step is funding fifteen universities across the UK to establish Q-Step Centres that will support the development and delivery of specialist undergraduate programmes, including new courses, work placements and pathways to postgraduate study.  

The resulting expertise and resources will be shared across the higher education sector through an accompanying support programme which will also forge links with schools and employers.  


UCL Q-Step Centre are offering four short courses in Quantitative Methods. To apply, please complete the registration form by 20 May 2015.

MMU Q-Step Centre are jointly hosting a day-long workshop on combating maths anxiety with the SIGMA network, on the 1 June 2016. Book your place now!

University of Sheffield Q-Step Centre have created a free online course in Quantitative Methods: 'Making Sense of Data in the Media'.

Congratulations to Anna Kiel who will join research and insight company Audiencenet after impressing them during a work placement with the University of Manchester Q-Step Centre.