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Master's Programme in Demography

  • 60 credits

Please note that Master’s programmes at the Department of Sociology with start autumn semester 2020 and onwards, will only have one admission round for all applicants. This means that if you want to apply to one of our Master´s programmes starting autumn 2020 the application deadline is January 15, 2020. This applies to all applicants, including Swedish and EU/EEA-citizens.

Demography is the study of human populations – their size, composition and distribution across space – and the process through which populations change. Births, deaths and migration are the ‘big three’ of demography, jointly producing population stability or change. Demography is very useful for understanding social and economic problems and identifying potential solutions. Demographers are engaged in social planning, market research, insurance forecasting, labor market analysis, economic development and so on. They work for private firms and public agencies at local, regional, national and international levels.

The programme teaches the skills to describe, analyze and explain population development in its various aspects. Courses in the so-called demography block of 22.5 credits are compulsory, 22.5 credits are elective (one of the elective courses has to be a course within demography) and the programme ends with a 15-credits thesis with demographic implications (e.g. sociological demography, statistical demography).