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 eighteen universities across the UK to establish Q-Step Centres and Affiliates 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.