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Economic, Social and Political Sciences Undergraduate study

Population and Health Pathway


Our exciting Studyabroad@Southampton programme gives a wide choice to undergraduate international students looking to study with us for a semester or up to a year.

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The Population and Health pathway offers an excellent opportunity for students to gain a thorough understanding of  the principles and dimensions of population and health with a focus on demographic, social and spatial aspects of health. An integral feature of this pathway is the use of real data to understand the complex and challenging health issues in high, low and middle income countries. This pathway is linked to our quantitative multidisciplinary research-oriented MSc in Global Health and MSc Demography taught by research-active academics with international reputations.

Choosing your modules

The pathways include modules from all three levels of study at Southampton. Each level corresponds to one of the three undergraduate years and builds upon knowledge and understanding from previous years. The year or level of a module is indicated by the first numeric digit in the module code (e.g. ECON2026 ). Introductory, level 1, modules have been included, where appropriate, to allow students to access pathways outside of their major or specialist area of study.

In each Semester 4 modules are studied for a total of 60 CATS/30 ECTS points. You are recommended to choose 4 modules and 2 reserve choices in each Semester in case your first choice modules are unavailable for any reason or you experience timetable clashes.

Modules with two codes have been designed for assessment at level 2 or level 3. In the case of such modules students hoping to progress to Masters Study or those needing to transfer final year credits back to their home university should choose the code for which the first numeric digit is a 3 (e.g. SOCI3084)

Introductory modules *
Semester 1 Semester 2
DEMO1003 Population and Society DEMO1001 Introduction to Demographic Methods **

* Recommended for students with no background in Demography

** Modules that require basic mathematical skills

Those intending to progress to Masters study in Global Health or Demography should choose STAT1003 and STAT2009 or have studied equivalent modules at their home University.

Some modules may be subject to change or availability.

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