Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SSIM905: Mathematics and Programming Skills for Social Scientists

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.


NQF Level 7
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

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Available via distance learning


You will cover the maths and programming skills needed to progress through the MRes in AQM. You will be a social science student with understanding of and skills in quantitative methods. This mathematics and programming coursewill aim to provide you with the essential mathematical skills needed to solve various types of optimisation problems and to introduce them to software with which you can solve practical optimisation problems within research. You will need a sufficient level of quantitative methods training and a willingness to engage with new material. 

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