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Welcome to 2020-21

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, SSRMP teaching will look different from previous years... All modules scheduled for the Michaelmas Term will be conducted online. We are hoping to be able to offer a blended approach of online and face-to-face classes for our Lent Term teaching, but this is subject to government advice and university guidance. Booking for modules will take place as normal and enrolment will begin at 6pm on Thursday 8th October 2020.

Skill Check

What is the Skill Check and why do I have to take it? The SSRMP Skill Check is an online multiple-choice test, which assesses competence levels in basic statistics. The results are used for one purpose only: to make sure our students take the Basic Statistics Stream (BSS) modules suited to their skill level.

Take the Skill Check

Basic Statistics Stream Modules - How to Book

Our Basic Statistics Stream modules (for University of Cambridge students, only) use a different booking system to our other Core Modules. Prospective students for these modules should apply using the dedicated booking form.

Make A Booking Application

Students from the School of Clinical Medicine

The SSRMP cannot honour bookings made by students from Clinical Medicine. These students can access dedicated training resources from their own School.

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SSRMP Induction

Watch our Online Induction Video (available from end of September)

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This academic year, SSRMP online teaching will be conducted using the Moodle 'Virtual Learning Environment' (VLE). Our Moodle pages contain teaching resources which can be accessed before, during, and/or after classes, and to make announcements.

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External Participants

Nearly all of our courses are open to postgraduate students, researchers, academics, and members of other external organisations.

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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.​

  • Basic Statistics
  • Specialist Statistics
  • Introductions to Statistical Software Packages
  • Elements of Social Science Research

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

We would like to remind you of the support and care around wellbeing that you can find within the University during this difficult time when we are all required to distance ourselves socially. Your supervisor and Department are your primary source for duty of care but there are many other services and websites that can be of help too. In particular, the University's Student Wellbeing website is extremely helpful.

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