O que eu aprenderei?

Become an expert on population development – a key issue for major future challenges. After completing the master in population studies you will have a comprehensive interdisciplinary knowledge on the causes and consequences of population change in different time periods and parts of the world.

Students will analyse unique population data together with researchers and obtain practical analytical tools useful in future working life. In the master's programme, students will attain useful knowledge for the analysis of population changes, its consequences and drivers. In focus are some of today’s key challenges – population ageing, social and economic consequences of international migration as well as population concentration to urban areas. Other urgent issues include the changing role of the family over the life course, decreasing fertility and mortality rates and trends in global population growth. One point of departure is the long-term historical population trends. In the programme, examples from Sweden and Europe are compared to situations in other parts of the world. Different perspectives on population change are scrutinized and students will acquire analytical skills useful in research and investigation in working life.

Career opportunities

The master's programme in population studies will improve your competitiveness on the labour market, and provide good qualifications as investigator in for instance public agencies, international organisations as well as consultancy companies. With profound knowledge in demographic methods and theories you will have the skills to make advanced investigations, search for information, critically scrutinise literature and analyse data for various objectives.

De qual departamento farei parte?

Faculty of Social Sciences

Opções de estudo

Período integral (1 ano)

SEK142.800,00 (81.382 R$) por ano
Data de início

Esperado Setembro 2020


Umeå University

University Liaison Bldg,

Universitetstorget 4,


SE-901 87, Sweden

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Brasil

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL - tests:- Paper-based; Minimum score 575 with minimum TWE score 4.5.; Computer-based; Minimum score 213 with minimum Essay Writing 4.0; University of Cambridge/Oxford:- Certificate in Advanced English; Certificate of Proficiency; Diploma of English Studies; Oxford Delegacy Higher Examination; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery(MELAB) - minimum score 90; Advanced Placement International English Language (APIEL); Pearson Test of English Academic: Score of 62 (writing 61).

Para estudantes internacionais

A Bachelor’s degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 ECTS) from an internationally recognized university. Special requirements: 90 ECTS in any of the subjects: human geography, geography, statistics, sociology, economics, history, epidemiology, psychology, demography, population studies or other related subjects. You will also need at least 7.5 ECTS of quantitative methods or equivalent. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6.

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