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Population analysis

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2019

About the course

The course focuses on advanced statistical methods for population analysis. Throughout the course students will learn and apply different methods and analyses for various types of population data, for example registry data, surveys, censuses and parish records. The course deals with different quantitative methods used for population analysis, such as life tables, population rates and population prognoses, as well as linear and logistic regressions, which are useful for population analyses. By using unique Swedish and international population data in practical sessions, the students will develop and practice their knowledge in longitudinal data preparation, processing and analyses.

This is a course at Master's level in a MSc-degree at Umeå University.

Application and eligibility

Population analysis, 7.5 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2019 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 30 September 2019


Lectures end during the week of 28 October 2019

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Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

The requirements are 120 ECTS from an internationally recognized university. Special requirements: 60 ECTS in any of the subjects: human geography, geography, statistics, sociology, economics, history, epidemiology, psychology, demography, population studies or other related subjects. You will also need at least 7.5 ECTS of quantitative methods or equivalent. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6.


Academic credits. Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Application deadline is 15 January 2019.

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.

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Contact person for the course is:
Jenny Olofsson