This is Europe’s only graduate programme in demography with an emphasis on health, and is designed for those interested in acquiring a technical understanding of the structure and dynamics of population change, its causes and consequences. The curriculum includes advanced training in the theories and methods of population sciences, statistics, epidemiology, and research methods and data analysis.
By the end of the programme you will be able to:
- demonstrate a thorough understanding of population trends in low-, middle- and high-income settings
- identify causes and consequences of population change and relate these to underlying population dynamics
- demonstrate advanced knowledge of demographic behaviour in social, economic and policy contexts
- use demographic and health data and appropriate methods of analysis to study policy-relevant research questions
This programme will provide you with research skills which are highly valued in the job market. Graduates have careers in public health, academic research, NGOs, reproductive health programmes, health services, government statistical offices, policy and planning.
Principles of Social Research
Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health
Population Dynamics & Projections
Elective modules include:
Research Design & Analysis
Family Planning Programmes
Population, Poverty and Environment
Analysing Survey & Population Data
You will complete a summer research project. This usually revolves around an empirical analysis of an existing dataset, though some students conduct literature reviews or collect and analyse primary data.
Duration: one year full-time or two years part-time. Students can choose to attend part-time throughout both years or by split-study.
Programme director: Ms Lynda Clarke
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org