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Population and Geography (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

Explore the forces that are reshaping populations and societies in the 21st century and understand their effects. You’ll look at population and geography across the developed and developing world. The skills you'll learn will allow you to pursue careers such as population analyst, regional planner or social researcher. The programme responds to employers’ increasing demand for quantitative skills.

This course covers how human populations change and the causes and consequences of these changes. Topics you'll cover include migration, population growth, global health, inequality, and globalisation.

You'll learn from experts with international research experience.. There is also an opportunity for you to apply your knowledge on a field trip. In previous trips, students have visited research institutes in Ghana, India and South Africa. You’ll collect data and observe population issues first hand.

As part of this course you’ll also:

  • develop advanced quantitative, analytical and methodological skills

  • examine what population policies aim to do and how successful they are

  • study global and regional issues, from reproductive health, Aids and poverty to globalisation and climate change

  • carry out a piece of individual research on an area of your choice

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 303.59 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.