Master´s Thesis in Demography
15 credits cr.
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In the course the student will acquire the ability to independently carry out a research project with demographic relevance and report the outcome in a thesis.
The course is provided at full-time basis the last ten weeks of the Master's programme in Demography (60 credits).
Upon the completion of the course the student is expected to be able to:
In terms of knowledge and understanding:
-Interpret demographic data and research results and discuss their validity
In terms of accomplishments and competence:
-Formulate relevant demographic research questions and hypotheses
-Link theory and appropriate methods for a specific demographic research question
-Work independently to carry out a minor scientific study of demographic relevance
-Write and present a scientific text with demographic content
-Write and present a report on demographically relevant questions that canbe understood by persons without special knowledge in the area
In terms of attitudes and values:
-Search for, compare and critically review demographic data and literaturerelevant for a particular research question
-Identify and deal with ethical questions in demographic research
Master thesis demography 1 year (85 Kb)
Teaching is provided via an introductory seminar, thesis supervision, mid-term seminar and a thesis seminar.
The thesis is presented at a public seminar (by the student) and critically reviewed by an assigned peer discussant (or PhD Candidate) and an examiner. All students are expected to participate at two thesis seminars as well as to provide a thorough discussion of another student’s thesis at one seminar.
Course responsible: Senior Lecturer Livia Olàh