Population Studies

Master (2 years) of , 120 ECTS
Interdisciplinary Studies

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Odense
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4250 EUR


Gain a unique education fusing social sciences, quantitative methods, and programming and graduate with a widely demanded skillset. Population issues, like ageing and population growth, are the results of changes in three key demographic behaviours: migration (when people move from one place to another), fertility (how many babies are born), and mortality (how long people live).By studying Population Studies, you will gain knowledge on these three pillars of demography and how their interplay leads to population changes. You will also gain the skills needed to address demographic challenges and make a meaningful impact on society. The Master of Science (MSc.) in Population Studies consists of courses in demographic theories and methods, with a focus on quantitative and programming skills. You will graduate with a fundamental understanding of population changes, their causes, and consequences, but also with the skills to compute, interpret and communicate relevant demographic statistics.

Programme structure.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the programme become demographers skilled in quantitative methods and theories that enable them to study, quantify and predict demographic changes and trends. The research and analytical skills of demographers are needed in many fields and institutions. Graduates of the program can find job opportunities in:
  • National statistical offices
  • Governments
  • Ministries
  • Municipalities
  • Consultancy sector
  • Life sciences
  • Insurance companies
  • Non-governmental and international organisations


A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.

Read more about entry requirements and admission here.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students outside EU, EAA, or from Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. [If for some reason your institution deviates from this please write it here]

Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn - EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Spring - Non-EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Sep 01
Start date
Feb 01

Spring - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Oct 15
Start date
Feb 01



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