Master of Demography

The Master of Demography is the only degree of its kind offered in Australia.

The degree provides students with an opportunity to study population issues in a research-led environment, 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. 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. All courses will have these two key features as central components of the student experience.

Cognate disciplines: Actuarial Studies, Anthropology, Demography, Development Studies, Economics, History, Indigenous Studies, Mathematics, Population Health, Population Studies, Public Health, Sociology, Statistics

Further studies

Master of Demography (Advanced)

In this advanced option you complete a thesis instead of a semester of electives, which allows you to have a stronger research focus to your Masters qualification.

Admissions requirements

By transfer from the Master of Demography, with a weighted average mark of at least 70% in the first 72 units of course work attempted 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.

Please be aware that any courses taken as part of the 24 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU list will not count towards the advanced degree should you decide to transfer. This is because the advanced degree has no free electives, as they are in practice replaced by a 24 unit thesis.

Professional outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Master of Demography, students will have the skills and knowledge to: Evaluate and apply demographic theory; Review and critique demographic literature; Formulate demographic research questions; Locate demographic data and evaluate their quality and utility; Implement appropriate methods for demographic analysis and interpret the results; And use demographic research to inform policy.

Admission requirements

  1. A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a GPA of at least 5.0/7.0
  2. All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students
  3. Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit
  4. Applicants with a Bachelor Honours Degree or Graduate Diploma in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit
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