M.Sc. On Campus


University of Southampton

12 months
21000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Demography MSc course offered by the University of Southampton provides instruction on contemporary demographic issues, demographic methods and approaches, as well as general social science research methods – both qualitative and quantitative.


Course Details

Understanding demographic change helps strategic decision-making across a range of sectors. From health and social care to local and national government and international organisations. It’s also an important way to inform market research.

At this Demography MSc course offered by the University of Southampton, you’ll look at issues such as population and reproductive health. You’ll cover demographic methods and approaches, and both qualitative and quantitative social science research methods.

You’ll learn:

  • demography theory and methodologies 
  • the skills to plan, carry out and share demography research, especially where statistical analysis methods are important 
  • research methodologies, focusing on demographic methods, survey design and analysis 
  • critical thinking in the context of population sciences. 
  • how to prepare to become a demographer in areas like government, local authorities, and international health and policy

Career Opportunities

  • Graduates from this programme will be equipped to undertake quantitative analysis to support social policymaking locally, nationally and internationally in the health and social care professions, market research, local and national government departments, international organisations and the many other agencies that require a sound demographic analysis for decision-making.
  • It benefits from our strong quantitative tradition in Social Sciences, which provides training in rigorous statistical methods. There are also a number of option modules in methodological and demographic topics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Demographic Methods
  • Understanding Population Change
  • Applied Statistical Modelling
  • Research Communication Skills
  • Demographic Methods 
  • Population, Poverty & Policy
  • Survey Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You'll need a 2:1 degree in geography, social science, maths or statistics.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21000 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £21,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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