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M.Phil. On Campus

Population Studies and Demography

University of Waikato

12 months
Duration
20607 USD/year
4550 USD/year
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About

Population issues are among the most serious challenges that humanity faces in the 21st century. Population Studies and Demography at the University of Waikato addresses contrasting issues among developed and developing countries, how governments are handling slowing population growth, and how others are dealing with legal and illegal migration and skill shortages. 

Overview

At Waikato we provide an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to population studies with our graduate programme in Population Studies and Demography. You'll learn about advanced, empirical analysis of population structure and trends.

You'll explore the importance of population research and the need for attention to population trends, their causes and their implications on the environment, employment, work and family, health, population distribution, urbanisation, migration patterns, old age security and refugee movements, through the Population Studies and Demography at the University of Waikato.

This subject is of relevance to students from a wide range of backgrounds, such as sociology, economics, geography, political science and public policy, and provides opportunities to engage in individual directed studies and research for a masters or higher degree on a population-related subject.

Population Studies and Demography is offered by the National Institute for Demographic and Economic Analysis (NIDEA), a research institute based in the School of Social Sciences. NIDEA is the only national unit in New Zealand that generates and coordinates research in population studies.

Career opportunities

  • Health Sector Analyst
  • Merchant Banker
  • Policy Analyst
  • Social Sciences Researcher
  • Teacher

Programme Structure

  • The Master of Philosophy is a one year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Birth certificate, passport and permits
  • Evidence of citizenship
  • Evidence of any change of name (if your name is different from that on your birth certificate)
  • A written statement in support of your application, if applicable
  • Evidence of any previous tertiary study
  • Proof that you meet the academic entry requirements (Completed International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 24 points)
  • A recognised bachelors degree with a B/B+ average, and a B/B+ average in a relevant subject if required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20607 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20607 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4550 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Domestic: $6,332-$6,763 per year
  • International: $28,675 - $37,710 per year

Living costs for Hamilton

1470 - 2020 NZD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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