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  • Objectives
    The graduate programs in Applied Population Studies stress the interdisciplinary nature of population studies and the inter-relationships between population, health, environment, development and a diversity of other areas including ageing and population sustainability. They emphasis teaching and research in migration, regional development, labour force, ageing, mortality and health, fertility and family planning, and population policies. The programs cater for students from both developed and developing countries and provide a balanced study of population issues and methods.The Master of Applied Population Studies provides students with advanced knowledge of the theoretical and analytical aspects of population studies and other related issues and permits an in-depth study on a topic of the student's choice through the completion of a research report.Students completing the masters degree will be able to carry out research and analysis on population and related issues, analyse population data, and prepare research reports with a view to applying the results to various fields.Learning outcomesStudents completing the degree of Master of Applied Population Studies are expected to be able to analyse data on population and related issues, interpret population trends and prepare research reports with a view to applying the results to various fields.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Applied Population Studies
  • Course description
    The Master of Applied Population Studies by coursework is a 72-unit program offered by the School of Geography, Population, and Environmental Management within the Faculty of Social Sciences on a fee-paying basis.

    It articulates with the 18-unit Graduate Certificate in Applied Population Studies and the 36-unit Graduate Diploma in Applied Population Studies, and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the three awards. Candidates who have completed any of these courses may be awarded credit for related topics.

    PROGRAM OF STUDY  [November, 2008]

    To qualify for the Master of Applied Population Studies by coursework, a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.

    Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.

    Except with permission of the Faculty Board, the program must be completed within eight consecutive semesters.

    Core topics

    GEOG7004
        

    Advanced Demography
        

    6

    PPHR9004
        

    Population Studies
        

    6

    PPHR9005
        

    Population Data Analysis and Computing
        

    6

    One of the following:

    PPHR9006
        

    Human Resource Development
        

    6

    PPHR9012
        

    Ageing of Populations - Causes and Consequences
        

    6

    PPHR9021
        

    Population Program Management and Operations Research
        

    6

    and either:

    PPHR9020
        

    Masters Coursework Project (18 units), or
        

    18

    PPHR9002
        

    Supervised Research Project in Population Studies
        

    6

        

    OR BOTH
        

    PPHR9024
        

    Research Methods in Population Studies, and
        

    6

    PPHR9010
        

    Masters Coursework Project (12 units)
        

    12

    Electives

    Students must make up the remaining 72 units from the following:

    PPHR9002
        

    Supervised Research Project in Population Studies
        

    6

    PPHR9006
        

    Human Resource Development
        

    6

    PPHR9008
        

    Population Mobility
        

    6

    PPHR9012
        

    Ageing of Populations - Causes and Consequences
        

    6

    PPHR9013
        

    Population and Environment
        

    6

    PPHR9021
        

    Population Program Management and Operations Research
        

    6

    PPHR9022
        

    Women's Health and Child Survival
        

    6

    PPHR9024
        

    Research Methods in Population Studies
        

    6

    DVST7002
        

    Development Problems, Policies and Programs
        

    6

    DVST7003
        

    Development and Change
        

    6

    DVST8022
        

    Sustainable Development
        

    6

    GEOG7005
        

    Urban Social Geography
        

    6

    GEOG8001
        

    Asian Regional Development
        

    6

    Note: Other topics may be taken with the approval of the course coordinator.

    Except with permission of the Faculty Board no topic may be attempted more than twice.

    The award of a grade of Fail (F) in the same topic on more than one occasion may constitute prima facie evidence of unsatisfactory progress for the purposes of the University's Policy on Student Progress.

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