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 a Major or Minor within the Bachelor of Arts program or as part of a Flexible Double Degree. Other students will find that elective coursework in demography provides important perspective to a wide variety of disciplines, including policy studies, international relations, law, environmental studies, anthropology and/or applied data analytics.

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

Students with a particular interest in policy studies may consider undertaking the Population Change Specialisation in the Master of Public Policy offered through the Crawford School of Public Policy.

Studying the Demographic Analysis discipline in the Master of Social Research provides students the opportunity to extend their skills in advanced research methods and apply these skills to real-word policy and societal issues. 

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 Dr Bernard Baffour and Dr Mike Roettger 2020, S2 7949
DEMO 2003 Migration in the Modern World Prof James Raymer 2020, S2 8308
DEMO 6001 Understanding Population Change Dr Bernard Baffour and Dr Mike Roettger 2020, S2 8536
DEMO 8091 Population Projections and Dynamics A/Prof Vladimir Canudas-Romo 2020, S2 8165

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


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