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Social Sciences - Population Studies, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #266 (QS) Hamilton, New Zealand
Learn about Social Sciences - Population Studies through the National Institute for Demographic and Economic Analysis at University of Waikato and gain a solid, research-led understanding of the population issues facing developed and developing countries, with a particular emphasis on the South Pacific.

Overview

The National Institute for Demographic and Economic Analysis (NIDEA) is a research institute based in the University's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. It is New Zealand's sole national institute of demographic and population-focused research, and the only such unit to generate and coordinate New Zealand research in population studies.

Population problems are among the most serious challenges we face for the 21st Century. Population issues have implications for the environment, employment, families, health, urbanisation, migration, security in old age and refugee movements. It is vital that research develops integrated approaches to these issues, and policy makers and planners pay serious attention to population trends, their causes and effects.

Our Social Sciences - Population Studies programme at the University of Waikato takes a particular look at trends in New Zealand and the broader South Pacific region. You will learn about, and be involved in, research into M?ori demography, population health, family structures and formation, fertility, the labour force and employment relating to New Zealand, as well as work on India, Africa, Europe, the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific. You will become familiar with themes such as mortality, social policy, fertility, migration, families and households, labour force and income, and will understand the contrasting population problems faced by developed and developing countries.

Career opportunities

  • Health Sector Analyst
  • Merchant Banker
  • Policy Analyst
  • Social Sciences Researcher

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • People and Place
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Social Policy
  • Population Studies
  • Health, People, Place
  • Understanding & Psychological Research
  • Social Policy and Social Issues
  • Social Science Research Methods

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

  • Birth certificate, passport and permits
  • Evidence of citizenship
  • Evidence of any change of name (if your name is different from that on your birth certificate)
  • A written statement in support of your application, if applicable
  • Evidence of any previous tertiary study
  • Proof that you meet the academic entry requirements (Completed International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 24 points)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16316 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16316 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    4088 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4088 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Fees (Domestic): NZD 6,120 per year
  • Fees (International): NZD 24,425 per year

Living costs for Hamilton

  • 1470 - 2020 NZD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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