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Geography and Environmental ScienceUndergraduate study


Demographers study trends within populations, such as composition, distribution and changes.

Demographers can find permanent positions with organisations such as the Office of National Statistics, or more temporary work on projects for councils, and even non-governmental organisations working on overseas projects.

Typical work activities



  1. A bachelor’s degree in human geography may be beneficial, though physical geography with a master’s degree should also be relevant.
  2. A master’s degree is generally the minimum requirement for someone aiming for this role. Find a postgraduate course in demography or a closely related subject such as statistics.

Work experience

You are likely to need experience working with statistical packages such as SPSS and in data collection.

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