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Master of Social Sciences in Population Studies and Demography The University of Waikato - Hamilton Campus The University of Waikato - Hamilton Campus, New Zealand

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NZD 35903

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*Subject to change and other fees
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 Free

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18 months

Duration

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6.5

IELTS

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90

TOEFL

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70%

Min GPA

Program Overview

Studying for a Master of Social Sciences at Waikato challenges you to take your understanding of theoretical subject matter to an advanced level.

Why study a MSocSc?

A Master of Social Sciences (MSocSc) builds on the Bachelors or Honours qualification you've already gained. When studying for your MSocSc, you'll focus on your preferred Social Science subject area and you'll immerse yourself in a high-level programme of study. You'll learn the latest research techniques and be updated on recent developments in knowledge relating to your chosen field.

You'll be preparing for a dissertation or thesis, so will be conducting a substantial amount of your own independent research. If you think you may want to complete a doctorate level qualification later on, completing a MSocSc prepares you for that next level of academic study.

Population Studies and Demography

Population Studies and Demography at Waikato addresses contrasting issues among developed and developing countries, how governments are handling slowing population growth, and how others are dealing with legal and illegal migration and skill shortages.

Why study Population Studies and Demography?

Population issues are among the most serious challenges that humanity faces in the 21st century. You'll explore how such issues impact on a country's environmental, economic and social patterns.

At Waikato we provide an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to population studies with our graduate programme in Population Studies and Demography. You'll learn about advanced, empirical analysis of population structure and trends.

You'll explore the importance of population research and the need for attention to population trends, their causes and their implications on the environment, employment, work and family, health, population distribution, urbanisation, migration patterns, old age security and refugee movements.

This subject is of relevance to students from a wide range of backgrounds, such as sociology, economics, geography, political science and public policy, and provides opportunities to engage in individual directed studies and research for a masters or higher degree on a population-related subject.

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Additional Information

Program Level Master's Degree

College/University Processing Time 7 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Study Work Visa (PSWV) work permit

Program Intake

Open

Jul 2024

Closed

Feb 2024

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree.

    6.5 IELTS Score
    90 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    56 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    70% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    35903

    Tuition Fee
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     Free

    Application Fee
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    20000 Per year

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    Scholarships

    The University of Waikato and our partners offer a range of scholarships and awards to assist students with fees and living expenses, and to support academic and research excellence. To search our database to find a scholarship or award that is right for you, use the filters on this page. If you are new to study here and unable to find a suitable scholarship, please contact us and outline your situation (e.g., transferring from another university).


    Vice Chancellor's International Excellence Scholarship for India

    Value: Up to NZD$15,000 towards tuition fees

    Study Level: Undergraduate, Postgraduate (Taught), Postgraduate (Research)

    Subject Area: Any

    Closing Date: Applications for 2024 can be submitted at any time

    Eligibility

    This Scholarship is intended to support talented international students from India who are enrolling for the first time into undergraduate or postgraduate programmes at the University of Waikato. The Scholarships have a value of up to NZD$15,000, and will be awarded to successful applicants who demonstrate excellent academic achievement.
     

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