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Master of Demography (Advanced)

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

MDEMO
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Academic plan VDEMO
  • CRICOS code 093292B
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Academic plan VDEMO
  • CRICOS code 093292B

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

The degree provides students with an opportunity to research population issues in Australia’s leading demography program. Students will experience research-led coursework, 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, culminating with a research thesis. 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. Both in-person and online courses will have these two key features as central components of the student experience.
 

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

  7. Complete a major piece of research in the field of demography

Admission Requirements

By transfer from the Master of Demography, with a weighted average mark of at least 70% in the first 72 units of course work attempted as well as the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis.  

If the total number of units attempted exceeds 72 in the same teaching period in which the 72nd unit is attempted, exactly 72 units will be used in the calculation of the weighted average mark with units from the course with the highest mark applied first followed by further units from courses in descending order of marks.  
Students will be awarded up to 72 units of course credit for completed courses listed in this Masters (Advanced) degree.  
All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students

Cognate Disiplines

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

Domestic Tuition Fees (DTF)

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:

DEMO6001 Population Studies

BIAN6120 Culture, Biology & Population Dynamics

SOCR8008 Qualitative Social Research

SOCR8009 Quantitative Social Research

POPH8104 Contemporary Issues in Public Health

CHMD8006 Global Health and Development

SOCY6066 Social Science of the Internet

 

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

DEMO8024 Population and Society: Theory and Empirical Perspectives

DEMO8091 Population Projections and Dynamics

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 Understanding Indigenous Wellbeing: Demographic and Socioeconomic Change

 

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

SOCR8001 Statistics for Social Scientists

POPH8101 Biostatistics in Population Health

 

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:

DEMO8082 Social Research Practice

CHMD8004 Qualitative Methodologies for Health Research

 

24 units from completion of THES8103 Thesis

 

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
- THES8103 Thesis 6 to 24 units - -
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