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 Demography, Master of Social Research, Master of Public Policy, 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 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.