Taught course


University of Southampton · Social Statistics / Population Sciences and Demography

Entry requirements

First or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Months of entry


Course content

Demography is the study of human populations, their size, density and distribution. Discover how to gather and analyse demographic data and population change on our MSc Demography degree. You’ll explore historical and current population trends in developing and developed countries and the social and economic impact of demographic change.

Graduates from this programme will be equipped to undertake quantitative analysis to support social policymaking locally, nationally and internationally in the health and social care professions, market research, local and national government departments, international organisations and the many other agencies that require a sound demographic analysis for decision-making. We welcome students with limited background in quantitative methods.

Information for international students

Population Investigation Committee Masters Studentship Scheme Scholarships and Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are available.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The Population Investigation Committee (PIC) scholarship is available. See: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/demography-masters-msc#funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    27 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Social Sciences
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