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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:

BIAN6120 Culture, Biology and Population Dynamics

CHMD8006 Global Health and Development

DEMO6001 Understanding Population Change

POPH8104 Contemporary Issues in Public Health

SOCY6066 Social Science of the Internet

SOCR8008 Qualitative Data Collection

SOCR8009 Quantitative Data Collection

 

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 Life Course Analytics

 

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

DEMO8047 International Migration

DEMO8048 Gender and Population

DEMO8063 Spatial Population Data Analysis

DEMO8088 Population, Climate Change and Sustainable Development

DEMO8090 Population Issues in Asia and their Implications for World Development

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:

POPH8101 Biostatistics in Population Health

SOCR8001 Statistics for Social Scientists

 

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

ANIP6503 Australian National Internships Program A

SOCR8002 Survey Data Analysis

SOCR8003 Qualitative Research Analysis

 

6 units from completion of the research experience course:

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

By transfer from the Master of Demography with a minimum GPA of 6/7 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.


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. 


English Language Requirements

All applicants must meet the University‚Äôs English Language Admission Requirements for Students.


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.

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$28,910.00

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$44,470.00

For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments

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

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

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; and

  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. 

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