Demography is about how populations change across space and time. Demographers study not only the size and compositions of populations, but also what factors lead to a changing population. Many countries face pressing population problems, and demographers seek to understand the dynamics behind these issues, and help solve them.

The ANU School of Demography offers coursework study options to undergraduate and postgraduate students, all of whom have access to our research experts.

Undergraduate students may choose demography as part of a Minor in Demography or as essential elective coursework in a wide variety of disciplines, including policy studies, international relations, law, environmental studies, anthropology, applied data analytics, or as part of a flexible double degree.

Coursework in demography is an essential component of postgraduate programs including, but not limited to, the Master of Social Research, Master of Public Health, Master of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development, and Master of Climate Change.

Students with a particular interest in policy studies may consider coursework under the Population Change Specialisation in the Master of Public Policy or the Demographic Analysis discipline in the Master of Social Research. 

The 2020 schedule of coursework in Demography is as follows*

Subject Catalogue Course Title (link to ANU Programs and Courses) Course Convenor Term Class #
DEMO 2002 Population Analysis A/Prof Vladimir Canudas Romo 2020, S1 3004
DEMO 8008 Principles of Population Analysis Dr Collin Payne 2020, S1 2274
DEMO 8024 Population and Society: Theory and Empirical Perspectives Dr Michael Roettger 2020, S1 2275
DEMO 8047 International Migration Prof James Raymer 2020, S1 3518
DEMO 8048 Gender and Population Dr Iwu Utomo 2020, S1 3047
DEMO 8063 Spatial Population Data Analysis Prof James Raymer 2020, S1 3519
DEMO 1001 Global population challenges *NEW COURSE A/Prof Edith Gray  2020, S2 9657
DEMO 2001 Understanding population change A/Prof Ann Evans 2020, S2 7949
DEMO 2003 Migration in the Modern World Prof James Raymer 2020, S2 8308
DEMO 6001 Understanding Population Change A/Prof Ann Evans 2020, S2 8536
DEMO 8088 Population, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Dr Adrian Hayes 2020, S2 8539
DEMO 8091 Population Projections and Dynamics A/Prof Vladimir Canudas-Romo 2020, S2 8165
DEMO 8092 Life Course Analytics Dr Bernard Baffour 2020, S2 8540

*as of January 2020. Check ANU Programs and Courses to confirm classes on offer


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