2:1 bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus high merit (65+) in a master’s degree or equivalent, preferably in social policy, methodology or public policy and a high merit (65+) in the dissertation.
English research level.
Months of entry
About this programme
Demography is the study of human populations, past, present and future. It is concerned with how births, deaths, and migration determine change, and so determine key trends such as rapid population growth and population ageing. It includes the analysis of characteristics that determine the components of change and/or are affected by population structure, such as age, sex, marital and health status, and the composition of families and households.
This PhD programme aims to provide you with the skills and competencies that will enable you to successfully undertake original primary research worthy of publication in the field of demography. You will begin on the MPhil, and will need to meet certain requirements to be upgraded to PhD status.
You will be offered supervision in a wide range of specialist topics and become a member of a vibrant and exciting research community. You will have access to a full collection of UK, US and EU public documents, parliamentary papers and statistical data as well as use of high-class networked computer facilities dedicated to research students, in the Social Science Research Laboratory within the Department.
Department of Social Policy
The Department of Social Policy is an internationally recognised centre of research and teaching in social and public policy. The Department is distinguished by its multidisciplinary, international and comparative approach. The faculty are leading researchers in their fields, and has particular strengths in behavioural public policy, criminology, development, economic and social inequality, education, migration, non-governmental organisations and population change and the life course.
Information for international students
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Fees and funding
Every research student is charged a fee for their programme.
This programme is eligible for LSE PhD Studentships, and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding.
More information on funding and scholarships can be found on the LSE website.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time24-48 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Student Recruitment Office