Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SSI1002: Programming for the Social Sciences

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.


NQF Level 4
Credits 30 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Travis Coan (Convenor)

Dr Lewys Brace (Lecturer)





Available via distance learning


Advancements in technology have not only led to our society becoming increasingly digital but has also resulted in the emergence of new research methodologies and sources of data. This practical-based module will provide you with both the programming skills and understanding of new research methodologies that is necessary in order conduct cutting-edge social science research using computational methods. Specifically, it will provide you with an introduction to coding in the Python programming language before proceeding to provide you with a working knowledge and understanding of a number of contemporary research methods such as natural language processing, computer simulation, social data analysis.

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