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
This course is based at Highfield, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.