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Social Sciences Research Methods Programme | SSRMP

What is the SSRMP?

The SSRMP is an interdisciplinary programme providing research methods training to University of Cambridge staff and postgraduate students at MPhil and PhD level. Our courses cover qualitative and quantitative research methods, from basic training to advanced statistical analysis.​

Our training is grouped into the following categories:

  • Basic Statistics Stream
  • Statistics
  • Elements of Social Science Research
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Statistical Software Packages

A selection of our courses are also available to external participants.


Latest news

Instructors in Research Methods Wanted

July 2023

SSRMP will be expanding its portfolio of research methods training and is looking for suitably qualified instructors. In particular we would be interested in expertise in: focus groups; digital ethnography; video methods; methods using Twitter; web scraping; machine learning in the social sciences; and using administrative data. If you have a particular expertise and would be interested in instructing then please contact


Registers of Attendance

September 2023

This year, registers of attendance will be taken during every live session across all SSRMP modules. To make things easier and more efficient we intend to make use of electronic registration where participants scan a QR code with a mobile phone to register. Other methods will be available for those to don’t have a mobile phone.