ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The Institute offers courses of study leading to the award of M.A., M.PHIL and PhD in Population Studies.

Candidates for the M.A. programme are required to have a good honours degree from an approved University in the Social or Natural Sciences, Statistics, Mathematics and Geography.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND UNIT REQUIREMENTS FOR THE 12 MONTHS M.A (POPULATION STUDIES) PROGRAMME SUMMARY OF CREDITS

  • Course Work - 28 credits
  • Seminar - 3 credits
  • Dissertation - 12 credits
  • Total - 43 credits

Core Courses & Credits

  • POPS 600 Dissertation 12
  • POPS 601 Sources and Evaluation of Demographic Data 2
  • POPS 602 Basic Population Analysis II 3
  • POPS 603 Population Theories and Development 2
  • POPS 604 Population Policies and Programmes 2
  • POPS 605 Basic Population Analysis I 3
  • POPS 606 Population Variables and Development Planning 2
  • POPS 607 Population Dynamics 2
  • POPS 608 Social Demography 2
  • POPS 609 Methods of Population Estimates and Projections 2
  • POPS 610 Seminar 3
  • POPS 611 Methods of Social Research and Statistical Techniques 2
  • POPS 612 Advanced Population Analysis 2

Prescribed Electives

  • POPS 613 Population, Ageing and Development 2
  • POPS 614 Population, Urbanization and Development 2
  • POPS 615 Population, Human Resources and Development 2
  • POPS 616 Population, Culture and Development 2
  • POPS 617 Population, Environment and Development 2
  • POPS 618 Population, Housing, and Development 2
  • POPS 619 Population, Health and Development 2
  • POPS 621 Population Change, Agriculture and Food Security 2
  • POPS 622 Population, Education and Development 2
  • POPS 624 Gender and Reproductive Health 2
  • POPS 626 Population Change, Governance and Development 2

To graduate, a candidate must pass all core courses, at least two elective courses (one in each semester) and the dissertation. Although the dissertation is envisaged to span throughout the 12 months period, actually write up will take place after the second-semester examinations and candidates will have up to 10 weeks to complete their dissertation for presentation and examination at a seminar.

Program taught in:
English

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