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Research Sociology and Demography

Pompeu Fabra University

12 months
5750 EUR/year
2906 EUR/year
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The Master in Research Sociology and Demography at Pompeu Fabra University trains professionals to conduct high-quality research on key socio-demographic aspects of modern societies.


In these turbulent times, it is more important than ever to determine which dynamics affect individuals and families and how the financial crisis is impacting various groups. 

This Master in Reasearch Sociology and Demography at Pompeu Fabra University provides students with state-of-the-art methodological tools to answer questions such as: What impact has the crisis had on social inequalities and social cohesion? How has it affected people's living and working conditions? How has it affected their health? What effect has it had on people's chances for educational and occupational mobility? What strategies have people chosen to deal with the crisis and how have they affected family structures, marriage and young people's ability to strike out on their own? What role do women play in the household economy today and how has it affected gender relations? Has the crisis hit all social classes, countries and welfare states equally hard? Is it possible to grow without sacrificing social cohesion? With what policies?

The programme's content allows students to explore these and other important questions related to social organization from a dynamic perspective, identifying the opportunities, needs and problems that arise for individuals in different stages of their lives. It moreover does so from a comparative international perspective in order to address the role of social and institutional factors in explaining imbalances and social dynamics.

Careers prospects

  • Doctoral programmes in the social sciences.
  • Research and management at international organizations.
  • Analyst work for public and private social science research centres both in Spain and abroad.
  • Analyst work for local, regional and national governments, non-governmental organizations, etc.
  • Institutional consulting.
  • Analyst work at demographic research centres and statistics institutes.
  • Socio-labour audits.
  • Current public affairs analysis and/or journalism.
  • The training provided moreover constitutes a sound basis for students who would like to pursue doctoral studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Policy and the Welfare State
  • Techniques of Statistical Analysis 
  • Techniques of Statistical Analysis 
  • Social Stratification Analysis 
  • Demographic Changes and Social Dynamics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official undergraduate degree/diploma and the academic transcript of the accredited official training with the average grade at the university of origin.
  • Curriculum Vitae in English.
  • A photocopy of proof of English language (level B2)
  • Two letters of recommendation (academic or professional).
  • A letter of motivation in English stating the candidate's interest in following the master's programme (2 pages maximum).
  • Identity Card or Passport.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5750 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2906 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2906 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Barcelona

770 - 1360 EUR /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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