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Multidisciplinary Master´s Thesis in Demography

  • 30 credits

The course is provided full-time in the last semester of the Multidisciplinary Master ́s Programme in Demography. 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.

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 scientific study of demographic relevance
- Write and present a scientific text with demographic content
- Write and present a report on demographically relevant questions that can be understood by persons without special knowledge in the area

In terms of attitudes and values:
- Search for, compare and critically review demographic data and literature relevant for a particular research question
- Identify and deal with ethical questions in demographic research