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Population studies and societal challenges

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

About the course

The course gives an overview of population dynamics over various time periods, and how this relates to current societal challenges, such as population growth, ageing, inequality, poor health and urbanization. The main themes revolves around the drivers of demographic changes, especially how fertility, mortality and migration changes over time. The course provides knowledge on key demographic and social theories and include practical exercises in population analysis.

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

Application and eligibility

Population studies and societal challenges, 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 2 September 2019


Lectures end during the week of 30 September 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