Social science techniques for natural scientists training

26 October 2017
University of Manchester

23 January 2018

7 March 2018

The course will introduce natural scientists funded by NERC to the range of methodologies, approaches and concept that support social science research.

The aim of the course is to upskill NERC-funded researchers to aid their collection and analysis of data, and its dissemination in natural science, social science, public, and policy forums.

The course will cover:

  • the philosophy of social science
  • defining the scope of a social science project - bringing social and physical science together
  • the development and implementation of a social science project
  • reporting your findings
  • ethics: commonalities and differences between social and physical sciences.

There were 10 spaces available on the 26 October 2017, which is now closed.

There are 15 spaces available on the 23 January and 7 March 2018, the courses are being delivered by the University of Manchester. The courses will take place 09:30-16:30 and further details will be sent to delegates nearer to the date.

How to apply

If you would like to attend the one of the courses, please complete the relevant online registration form:

The forms will close when a course is full or a week before the event, 19 October 2017, 16 January 2018 and 28 February 2018 respectively.


If the course is full, you can request to be added to the waiting list for that course. For this and any other queries regarding the course or logistics, please contact:

Anna Walker
01793 444375