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Methods School

Elevate your skills in research methods and techniques

22 July – 2 August 2024, Virtual


Registration now open

Browse the programme here, add your chosen course(s) to your basket and head to the checkout. 

Can't make our summer programme? 

See our other courses here.

Our Methods School offers unparalleled training in research methods and techniques. This summer, explore a rich selection of introductory and advanced courses delivered over a two-week programme.

Our Methods School

An essential investment

Looking to excel in your area of research? Our Methods School provides expertly curated courses designed to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills for conducting rigorous and reliable research in social sciences.

Comprehensive programme

Developed by dedicated Academic Convenors and taught by leading methodologists, our accessible programme provides the latest insights and hands-on experience in the emerging and most widely adopted research methods. Our courses cover quantitative, qualitative, creative, visual, mixed and multimodal methods and tools.

Join us this summer for a rewarding learning experience

Our training programme can help you gain a competitive edge in your career and increase your chances of producing top-notch scholarship that makes a meaningful impact in your field.

Future-proof your research

We offer renowned training on quantitative and qualitative methods particularly salient in social science research.

Learn from the best

We harness the know-how of leading methodologists to help you tackle your project with confidence.

Make it your own

Our programme is designed to give you the power to build a personalised training path that's right for you

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What you'll get

Here's what you're guaranteed to find at our Methods School events:

Curated content

With access to pre-recorded lectures, annotated readings, exercises, and online social spaces, you'll have the flexibility and convenience to learn at your own pace.

Expert live teaching

A minimum of 3 hours of live teaching daily guarantees high-quality interaction with both your instructor and fellow participants, enriching your learning experience.

Handy extras

To maximise your learning experience, we've added useful features such as office hours and one-to-one chats with your Instructor.

Seamless learning

With your very own digital environment, you'll have everything you need for a stress-free learning journey – at your fingertips.

Registration fees and offers

To register, browse the programme here, add your chosen course(s) to your basket and head to the checkout. 

ECPR Member*
  • £492.50 per course
  • £985 per course

*To get the discounted Member rate, verify that your institution is an ECPR Member here and make sure you have selected the correct institution in your My ECPR Profile.

Loyalty discount

If you attended our Methods School in the summer 2023 or winter 2024, you qualify for £45 off the invoice total. For the discount to be applied automatically, register with the same account used previously for the most recent Methods School event you attended.

Multi-buy discount

If you are registering for multiple courses on the summer programme, you are eligible for a 5% discount on any additional course purchased. You can take up to four courses during the summer programme – a maximum of two each week.

Please be aware that combining courses will entail a heavier workload. All courses will require additional work on top of the teaching hours. Before you book, please read the course outlines thoroughly and make sure you are confident you can cope with the schedule.


  • Your space is not secured until your registration is paid in full.
  • Payment is due within 18 days of registering.
  • In circumstances where demand for a course is insufficient or exceeds the available capacity, your registration may be cancelled and you will receive a refund.

Fully booked courses

If the course you would like to attend is fully booked, please get in touch with us to be added to a waitlist. We may repeat fully booked courses, subject to demand.

Funding opportunities

The deadline for funding has now passed.

Thanks to our two funding streams, you could be funded to attend one Methods School course of your choice.

If your application is successful, we'll cover your registration fee for one course. If you have applied for funding, please do not make payment until you have heard about the outcome of your application.

Full eligibility criteria

Event Participation Grant

Open to PhD students and early career scholars from ECPR Full Member institutions.

Funding is now closed

50th Anniversary Fund

Available to individual scholars who are not eligible to apply for our standard event participant funding scheme.

Funding is now closed

Please note:

  • You must not be in receipt of any other funding for this event.
  • You must not have received funding from ECPR within the last two years.

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