The MSc Demography provides vocational training for professional demographers and quantitative social policy analysts and promotes interdisciplinary study in the field of population science.
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 social statistical basis for decision-making.
* Analysts and data management
* Business and organisations
* Market research
* Local and national government
* International organisations
* Health and social care
Compulsory 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
Optional modules: Ageing and globalisation; Demographic change; Migration; Modelling multilevel data; Population and fertility; Reproductive health; Social science data, sources and measurement
Duration: 1 year (full-time); 24 years (part-time)
Assessment: Coursework and/or examination
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.