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By the end of this course students should be able to: demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of scientific, evidence-based approaches to the study of population issues; critically assess and apply these approaches to inform development, health a
Location:
London, United Kingdom
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year

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Program Description:
This course aims to offer a broad training in the theories and methods of demography and the population sciences and their application to global health, social welfare and economic development. Emphasis is placed on studies of social, cultural and economic determinants and consequences of population change. This is Europe's only graduate course in demography with an emphasis on health. It is designed for those interested in acquiring a technical understanding of this subject and also of the interaction of health and population determinants such as sexual relations, childbearing and life expectancy. The course teaches research skills which are highly valued in the job market generally and are welcomed in a wide variety of research fields. The teaching draws on several related disciplines within the School and because of the modular approach can be adapted (within reason) to suit different needs. The course is recognised by both the MRC and ESRC as providing high quality research training and a small number of scholarships from these bodies (including 1+3 scholarships) are available to UK or EU residents. These are advertised each year with the School scholarships information. Graduates have careers in NGOs, public health, reproductive health programmes, health services research, policy, planning and academic fields.

By the end of this course students should be able to: demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of scientific, evidence-based approaches to the study of population issues; critically assess and apply these approaches to inform development, health and population programmes; formulate research questions and use demographic and health data, and appropriate methods of analysis, to address them; identify causes and consequences of population change and relate these to underlying population dynamics; demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of demographic behaviour in social, economic and policy contexts; critically assess and apply findings of population studies to health and social policy, and demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of major population trends, including historical trends, in developed and developing countries.

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