Population Sciences (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
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3 years
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About this course

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On this BSc Population Sciences degree (formerly known as Population and Geography) you'll explore the effects of changing populations and societies in the 21st century. You’ll look at population and geography across the developed and developing world. These skills 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

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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