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Social Sciences: Social Statistics & DemographyPart of Social Sciences


Population continues to be one of the most important issues facing society. Barely a week goes by without some mention of population and human geography issues in the media. Increasingly, migration – whether propelled by disaster or conflict, or provoked by economic aspiration – is the topic that social scientists want to study.

Our undergraduate joint honours programme, BSc Population and Geography, will provide you with essential career-specific skills. Reflecting the strong applied nature of the degree programme, many modules include regular computer workshops where you will gain valuable experience in the analysis of demographic and geographic datasets.

A particular feature of our learning environment is research-led teaching. Our staff conduct research in areas of important demographic and geographic significance and bring to their teaching modules the experience of working in the wider world.

Thinking of your future

Doing a joint honours degree gives you more skills, knowledge and abilities, which will help in your choice of future career.

World-class facilities

Our research facilities, educational resources and amenities make Southampton one of the best learning environments in the UK.

Student Life

As well as living independently away from home, you have to organise your own academic studies. Read what it's really like to study at Southampton.

Our accommodation

Our halls offer high quality accommodation and are within walking distance of Social Sciences and linked by the University's award-winning uni-link bus service.

Putting theory into practice

BSc Population & Geography students learn practical, career-specific skills on a field trip to Ghana

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“I had the opportunity to complete a two week placement at the Office for National Statistics where I was able to put some of the techniques learnt on my course into practical use. ”

Philip Cole - BSc Population and Geography
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