Demography

Basic information

Graduates of the follow-up Demography Master’s degree programme gain an understanding of demographic concepts and methods, are able to analyse, assess and interpret trends in the demographic development of a particular population, compile demographic development models and suggest population policy strategies.

2 years

English

combined online and on Campus

March 31, 2022

October 1, 2022

CZK 60.000 (approx. 2.400€) / year

Detailed description of the programme

The study of demography covers the reproduction of human populations taking into account the wider context, causes and consequences. The main processes studied consist of birth and mortality rates and changes in the demographic structure, including family and household structures. Demography also addresses topics surrounding marriage, divorce, abortion and migration. Moreover, the study programme focuses on research concepts and methods concerning basic demographic processes and processes that influence demographic reproduction, the regional differentiation of human population development, and the teaching of the principles governing population theories and population policy concepts.

Admission requirements

Basic knowledge of demography.

Subject of admissions examination and additional information

  • The exam is aimed at testing applicant’s general knowledge of the field. The exam includes a discussion about the topic of the applicant’s bachelor thesis and a discussion about a topic for a master thesis.

  • The admission exam is held in English and in oral form.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the follow-up Demography Master’s degree programme are able to secure employment at all levels of the state administration sector (from municipal authorities to national ministries and the state statistical service) as well as in the private sector (opinion polls, pension and life insurance, marketing and promotion). Graduates are also qualified to work in the field of the science and research of people and human populations (from economic and social to medical and anthropological research). In addition, graduates are prepared for continuing their studies and further expanding their knowledge of demography at the doctoral level

Guarantor of the programme

Assoc. Prof. Jiřina Kocourková
e-mail: jirina.kocourkova@natur.cuni.cz

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