You're here Skip Navigation LinksStudy & Training / Masters in Population Studies

Masters in Population Studies

The Population Studies Programme is an academic and vocational programme designed to equip students with key concepts and applied skills for them to understand and participate in the processes of and structures of demographic analysis, policy formulation and implementation. The goal of the graduate training programme is to produce social scientists, fully trained in their discipline, with broad knowledge of population studies and specialized skills in statistical and demographic techniques, who can undertake independent research on a wide range of population topics. The multiplicity of socio-economic problems confronting society requires new and innovative approaches to development policy formulation and implementation.

Students require a minimum qualification of a first degree, with a good pass.  The medium of instruction is English and good writing skills and an ability to communicate orally and in written form is essential. Relevant work experience in development will be taken into account in admission decisions.There is no distance learning or evening class, and students need to live in or close to Durban.

One Year or Two-year Programme

The coursework Masters Degree in Population Studies is offered over one or two years. The suitability of an applicant for the one or two-year programme is decided by a selection committee from within the School and is based on College guidelines. Applicants with an Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate field will be eligible for the one-year (two semester) programme. Applicants with a three-year degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate degree will be eligible for the two-year (four semester) programme.
Student Administrator: Priya Konan

Contact Webmaster | View the Promotion of Access to Information Act | View our Privacy Policy
© University of KwaZulu-Natal: All Rights Reserved