University of London International Programmes

Course Introduction

The course aims to provide a broad training in the theories and methods of demography and population sciences and their application to health, social welfare and economic development.

Course Modules

Core modules: Introduction to demographic analysis; population studies; fundamentals of epidemiology; statistics with computing; demographic data (sources, collection and evaluation); demographic analysis (further methods and models); contemporary demographic trends and issues; demographic analysis: applications and extensions; analysis of survey and population data; elective modules: practical epidemiology; writing and reviewing epidemiological papers; study design (writing a grant application); epidemiology of communicable diseases; global epidemiology of non'communicable diseases; elective modules: the economics of global health policy; the politics of global health policy; environmental change and global health policy.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Distance Learning
MSc £13,000 Home Fees
1 year
Distance Learning
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £7,600 Home Fees
2 years
Distance Learning
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £10,300 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

  • An undergraduate degree (e.g. bachelor) which is considered at least comparable to a UK 2nd Class Honours degree, from an institution acceptable to the university, provided that the degree is in a subject appropriate to that of the course of study to be followed (suitable undergraduate degrees would include any social science, quantitative or public health topic. For example, geography, sociology, economics, political sciences, statistics, anthropology, maths, human sciences, biological sciences or similar subject); or a registrable qualification appropriate to the course of study to be followed, in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies.