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Master of Demography (Advanced)

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
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Human Geography
  • Academic contact
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Human Geography
  • Academic contact

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

Students must have the written agreement of an identified supervisor in order to enrol in THES8103 Thesis in a specified semester one calendar year in advance of the start date of that semester. Students who do not have the written agreement of an identified supervisor one calendar year in advance, or whose agreed supervisor either subsequently leaves the university or is on leave from the university, will be transferred to the Master of Demography.

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.

Master Research

This degree has been accredited at AQF Level 9 with a significant component of Research.

Master Research Training

This degree has been accredited at AQF Level 9 with a significant component of Research.

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 Life Course Analytics 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 - -

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. 


Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 6.0/7.0, and the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis.


Students must have the written agreement of an identified supervisor in order to enrol in THES8103 Thesis in a specified semester one calendar year in advance of the start date of that semester. Students who do not have the written agreement of an identified supervisor one calendar year in advance, or whose agreed supervisor either subsequently leaves the university or is on leave from the university, will be transferred to the Master of Demography.


In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors. 


Academic achievement & English language proficiency

The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 6.0/7.0. 


However, applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes. 

If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of: 

• a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or

• demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency. 

Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.


Diversity factors

As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.


Assessment of qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.

 Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.


Applications for course credit

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

Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Bachelor degree with Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (one year) of credit.

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$28,224.00

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$43,344.00

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.

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.

Learning Outcomes

  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

Research Strengths

This degree has been accredited at AQF Level 9 with a significant component of Research.

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirements is currently not available for this program

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