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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Main Site - Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Demography is the study of human populations, their size, density and distribution. Discover how to gather and analyse demographic data and population change on our MSc Demography degree. You’ll explore historical and current population trends in developing and developed countries and the social and economic impact of demographic change.

Graduate with the quantitative analysis skills to support social policy-making across a range of sectors.

Understanding demographic change helps strategic decision-making across a range of sectors. From health and social care to local and national government and international organisations. It’s also an important way to inform market research.

On this UK master’s course in demography, you’ll look at issues such as population and reproductive health. You’ll cover demographic methods and approaches, and both qualitative and quantitative social science research methods.

You’ll learn:

  • demography theory and methodologies
  • the skills to plan, carry out and share demography research, especially where statistical analysis methods are important
  • research methodologies, focusing on demographic methods, survey design and analysis
  • critical thinking in the context of population sciences.
  • how to prepare to become a demographer in areas like government, local authorities, and international health and policy

You’ll benefit from the cutting-edge research conducted in our research centres led by professors from our department:

  • Economic and Social Research Council Centre for Population Change
  • Centre for Global Health, Population, Poverty and Policy
  • Economic and Social Research Council National Centre for Research Methodxds

Careers

As a demography master’s graduate, you’ll be ideally placed to take on a role as a highly trained population scientist anywhere in the world.

You can choose roles in the public, private or third sectors including:

  • social policymaking in health and social care
  • market research
  • local and national government
  • international organisations

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 21,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 29 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    5th

    26

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