UCL Q-Step Centre


UCL Q-Step Centre

About Q-Step

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Welcome to the UCL Q-Step Centre website. UCL is proud to host one of 15 new Centres that provides advanced training in quantitative research methods for undergraduates in the social sciences.

Our students receive state-of-the-art training in research design, data analysis and visualization--highly sought after skills by today’s employers.

Our programmes

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UCL has a world-class reputation for excellence in teaching and research and is consistently ranked in the top 20 universities in the world. We are a multi-disciplinary university, internationally recognized for our exceptional inter-disciplinary teaching and research collaborations.

  • BA Geography with Quantitative Methods
  • BSc Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE)
  • BSc Population Health
  • BSc in Social Sciences with Quantitative Methods.

Internships and Careers

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In addition to core training in quantitative research methods, the Q-Step programme places strong emphasis on internships and employability. We look to:

  1. Provide students opportunities to secure paid internships with public, private and third sector providers.*
  2. Demonstrate the valuable and transferable skills students learn as part of their degree programme.
  3. Expose students to the varied career paths which quantitative data skills can be applied to.

UCL Q-Step is always looking for public, private or third sector employers who are interested in offering our students summer placements. If you would be interest in hearing more then please contact q-step@ucl.ac.uk.

*UCL Q-Step aims to place as many students as possible given available funding and the number of paid internships available may vary year on year. Internships are competitive and not all students will receive a paid internship. The Q-Step Centre currently has funds to cover internship provision through summer 2019, however, additional funding may become available.

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