• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest International Relations, Population Studies, Social Research, Sociology, Demography
  • Specialisation code DEMO-HSPC

The Demography Honours Specialisation gives you high-level preparation for professional life or a higher degree by research through the development of an advanced knowledge of the research principles and methods and theoretical concepts of demography, and through the design and implementation of a research project, typically a thesis of up to 20,000 words, that develops new understandings or that provides solutions to complex problems.

Learning Outcomes

  1. pose a significant research question relating to demography;
  2. investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to demography, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and
  3. communicate their research and its findings through an appropriate medium.
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Admission Requirements

A major or equivalent in demography with the written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis.

Cognate Disciplines

Demography, Sociology


This honours specialisation requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:

36 units from completion of the following course(s):

DEMO4011 Demography Honours Seminar in Theory and Methods (12 units)

THES4103 Thesis (24 units)

12 units from the following list:

DEMO4063 Spatial Population Data Analysis

DEMO4091 Special Topics in Population Change

DEMO4092 Life Course Analysis

HONS4100 Final Honours Grade will be used to calculate the Class of Honours and the Mark. It will be calculated using the formula: S (mark x units) / S units, giving NCN and WN a nominal mark of zero

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