University of Southampton

University of Southampton


This course provides students with interdisciplinary study skills in the field of population science and the analysis of demographic phenomena; students learn about population change, its relationship to policy, and how to analyse population dynamics; it is a general course and provides vocational training for those wishing to enhance their demographic skills and as preparation for an applied or research career.

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from students who have, or expect to have, an upper 2nd class Honours degree or higher in any of the social sciences or geography, or in other disciplines, such as mathematics or statistics, where previous training is of particular relevance to population analysis.

Course modules

Demographic methods 1 and 2; introducing qualitative methods; population, poverty and policy; population projections; research skills strategy and design; survey data analysis; understanding population change; plus optional modules from: ageing and globalisation; demographic change; migration; modelling multilevel data; population and fertility; reproductive health; social science data, sources and measurement.

Sponsorship information

ESRC quota and open awards available.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

Key information

Social Sciences
Telephone number: 
023 8059 7342