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Master of Demography

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

MDEMOG
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units

The Master of Demography is the only degree of its kind offered in Australia.

The degree provides students with an opportunity to study population issues in a research-led environment, with a focus on applying learning to real-world scenarios. The degree will equip students with cutting-edge skills in demographic techniques, research and writing. Graduates will emerge with the skills to undertake demographic analysis and apply these to societal issues. 

The degree is available in-person, with many courses available online or in-person. Two features of the program are the scenario-based learning approach and access to leading researchers. All courses will have these two key features as central components of the student experience.

Please be aware that any courses taken as part of the 24 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU list will not count towards the advanced degree should you decide to transfer. This is because the advanced degree has no free electives, as they are in practice replaced by a 24 unit thesis.

 

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

This program is available for applications to commence from First Semester, 2017

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Evaluate and apply demographic theory

  2. Review and critique demographic literature

  3. Formulate demographic research questions

  4. Locate demographic data and evaluate their quality and utility

  5. Implement appropriate methods for demographic analysis and interpret the results

  6. Use demographic research to inform policy

 

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent

  • with a GPA of at least 5.0/7.0

  • All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students

  • Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit.

  • Applicants with a Bachelor Honours Degree or Graduate Diploma in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit.

 

Cognate disciplines

Actuarial Studies, Anthropology, Demography, Development Studies, Economics, History, Indigenous Studies, Mathematics, Population Health, Population Studies, Public Health, Sociology, Statistics.

 

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$25,728.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$36,720.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Master of Demography requires completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

24 units from completion of introductory graduate demography courses from the following list:

BIAN6120 Culture, Biology & Population Dynamics

CHMD8006 Global Health and Development

DEMO6001 Population Studies

POPH8104 Contemporary Issues in Public Health

SOCY6066 Social Science of the Internet

SOCR8008 Qualitative Social Research

SOCR8009 Quantitative Social Research

 

18 units from completion of compulsory discipline specific courses from the following list:

DEMO8024 Population and Society: Theory and Empirical Perspectives

DEMO8091 Population Dynamics and Ageing

DEMO8092 Demographic Modelling

 

6 units from completion of discipline specific course from the following list:

DEMO8047 International Migration

DEMO8048 Gender and Population

DEMO8088 Population, Climate Change and Sustainable Development

DEMO8090 Population Issues in Asia and their Implications for World Development

DEMO8063 Spatial Population Data Analysis

INDG8003 Measuring and Analysing Indigenous Wellbeing

 

6 units from completion of the research training course

DEMO8008 Principles of Population Analysis

 

6 units from completion of research training courses from the following list

POPH8101 Biostatistics in Population Health

SOCR8001 Statistics for Social Scientists

 

A minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 units from completion of research experience courses from the following list:

ANIP6503 Australian National Internships Program Internship A (Graduate)

SOCR8002 Survey Data Analysis

SOCR8003 Qualitative Research Analysis

 

A maximum of 6 units from completion of research experience courses from the following list:

CHMD8004 Qualitative Methodologies for Health Research

DEMO8082 Social Research Practice

 

24 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

 

Unless otherwise stated, a course used to satisfy the requirements of one list may not be double counted towards satisfying the requirements of another list.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units Introductory Graduate Demography Course 6 units Introductory Graduate Demography Course 6 units DEMO8008 Principles of Population Analysis 6 units SOCR8001 Statistics for Social Scientists 6 units OR POPH8101;
Introductory Graduate Demography Course 6 units Introductory Graduate Demography Course 6 units DEMO8091 Population Projections and Dynamics 6 units DEMO8092 Demographic Modelling 6 units
Year 2 48 units DEMO8024 Population and Society: Theory and Empirical Perspectives 6 units Discipline Specific course 6 units Research Experience course 6 units Research Experience course 6 units
ANU Elective course 6 units ANU Elective course 6 units ANU Elective course 6 units ANU Elective course 6 units
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