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Population Sciences (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
3 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

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

What's it like to study Population and Geography at Southampton

2nd year BSc Population and Geography student Parth talks about his experience on the course in 2019-2020.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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