The methods@manchester Summer School will be held at the University of Manchester from 26-30 June and 3-7 July 2017.

Courses will run for one week.  Each course will deliver four days of content to a five-day timetable (Monday afternoon to Friday lunch-time), building on successful methods@manchester and CMIST short-courses given throughout the year.


  • Creative approaches to qualitative researching
  • Generalized Linear Models: a comprehensive system of analysis and graphics using R and the Rcommander
  • Getting started in R: an introduction to data analysis and visualisation
  • Introduction to Social Network Analysis using UCINET and Netdraw
  • Statistical analysis of social networks
  • Integrated mixed-methods research including QCA
  • Structural equation modelling using Mplus

What we offer

The school offers a range of specialised courses covering a variety of topics that are particularly relevant to postgraduate and ECR research in humanities and social sciences. The selection includes software training, qualitative and quantitative analysis, area studies, and research design. The course content is based on approaches from across the various schools in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Manchester.

We also offer day time catering of the event, optional social outings during the summer school period, and advice on transport and accommodation if you are travelling to Manchester to attend a course.

Courses are offered at competitive rates with limited subsidised places for University of Manchester students, places are limited, so please book early to secure your place. The course fee is for a single course, and includes 28 hours of face-to-face teaching over 5 days, and lunch on 4 days.

Booking and payment

Courses may be booked here.

You can view details on course fees here.


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