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 environmental science, international relations, geography, public policy, economics, health, and indigenous studies.  

Coursework in demography is an essential component of postgraduate programs including, but not limited to, the Master of Demography, Master of Public Health, and Master of Globalisation.

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 theme in the Master of Social Research. 

The current schedule of coursework in demography is as follows:

Course Code Course Title Course Convenor Semesters
DEMO2001 Population Studies A/Prof Ann Evans Every Year, S2
DEMO2002 Population Analysis Dr Brian Houle Every Year, S1
DEMO2003 Migration in the Modern World Prof James Raymer Every Year, S2
DEMO6001 Population Studies A/Prof Ann Evans Every Year, S2
DEMO8008 Principles of Population Analysis Dr Collin Payne Every Year, S1
DEMO8024 Population and Society: Theory and Empirical Perspectives Dr Mike Roettger Every Year, S1
DEMO8047 International Migration Prof James Raymer Even Years, S1
DEMO8048 Gender and Population Dr Iwu Utomo Every Year, S2
DEMO8063 Spatial Population Data Analysis Prof James Raymer Every Year, S1
DEMO8088 Population, Climate Change and Sustainable Development A/Prof Adrian Hayes Even Years, S2
DEMO8090 Population Issues in Asia and their Implications for World Development Prof Zhongwei Zhao Odd Years, S2
DEMO8091 Population Projections and Dynamics A/Prof Valdimir Canudas Romo Every Year, S2
DEMO8092 Life Course Analytics Dr Bernard Baffour Every Year, S2



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