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Longitudinal studies of population data

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Study form Web-based (online)
  • Starting Spring Term 2023

About the course

The course gives an overview of population dynamics and societal challenges connected to them, such as population growth, ageing, inequality, poor health and urbanisation. The main theme revolves around understanding current research problems and the practical methodologies used to study them. The course provides knowledge on key demographic and social theories and includes practical exercises in statistical population analysis.

Application and eligibility

Longitudinal studies of population data, 7.5 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2023 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


16 January 2023


21 March 2023

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 50%, Distance

Number of mandatory meetings


Outline for distance course

The course includes four obligatory online seminars and one online examination seminar held through a video conferencing platform. For each seminar, you are required to read the assigned literature and complete an  ssignment which will be discussed at the seminar. As a final examination you will be required to hand in a written assignment in the form of a short paper, composed of a study design. The final examination will be discussed in obligatory final online seminar.

Required Knowledge

Courses of the amount of 90 ECTS credits with 60 ECTS credits in any of the subjects: human geography, geography, statistics, sociology, economics, history, economic history, epidemiology, psychology, demography, population studies or other related subjects. English A/6.

Entry requirements


Academic credits

Application code



Application deadline was 17 October 2022. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 11,625

Total fee

SEK 11,625

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Contactperson for the course is:
Johan Junkka