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Demographic & Population Analytics

MSc Demographic and Population Analytics
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
The study of the population processes that shape our society requires a unique skill set. Demography is a pathway to understand core dynamics that define contemporary debates about mortality, ageing, health, migration and fertility. The MSc in Demography, which is a one year full time or two years part time programme, is unique in Ireland. By definition the curriculum is interdisciplinary, bridging sociology, social policy, health and geography to comprehensively offer insight into the concepts, research and data analysis that demographically define us. This programme stands apart in Ireland and internationally, defining a new generation of population scientists. Bridging the technical and theoretical, you will learn to analyse population trends that currently and increasingly shape prospects for population growth, healthcare needs and all the facets of immigrant incorporation into Ireland, the EU and globally. You will graduate with the technical skills, substantive foundation and unique expertise to enter private or public sectors in capacities ranging from demographic analysis to data-driven research in public policy. In addition, demography offers a bridge to further academic work in cognate disciplines such as economics, sociology, social policy and public health.

This programmes provide a multi-disciplinary educational environment to broaden your knowledge and understanding of population dynamics within a global context, the implications of demographic change for public policy nationally and internationally, the application of demographic analysis within an interdisciplinary context.

They will offer the first cohort of demographers with expertise in population studies/demographic analysis, which is at the core of future public policy and planning.

Who should apply?
Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Entry requirements

1.This programme is intended for applicants who hold a primary degree in a relevant discipline, including political science, social policy, geography, sociology, economics, mathematics, statistics, development studies, business, finance, marketing, public health, psychology and computer science.

2.An upper second class honours degree (2H1), or the overseas equivalent is required

3.Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

Careers & Employability
Non profit and voluntary organisations, private commercial organisations, local and national government, for example: health care companies, consultants, NGOs, research institutions, and news organisations, employ people with skills, knowledge and expertise to understand and research the relationship between, population, health, housing and policy.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Rachel Wang
Contact Number:+353 (0) 1 716 8643

Subjects taught

Core modules:
- Introduction to Quantitative Research I & II
- Global Migration
- Economics of Inequality
- Immigration & Asylum: Law, Politics & Rights
- Dissertation

Optional modules:
- Health, Illness and Society
- Geographies of the Global South
-Sociology of Inequality

Application date

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:
MSc Demographic and Population Analytics PT (W401)
2 Years

Part Time

Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

Course fee

MSc Demographic and Population Analytics (W401) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 5405
nonEU fee per year - € 9600

***Fees are subject to change

EU Fee €7870 FT or €5120 PT

Non-EU Fee €18300 FT or €9150 PT

***Fees are subject to change

Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2019/2020 September

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