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MPhil/PhD Demography/Population Studies at LSE

This PhD programme at LSE aims to provide you with the skills and competencies that will enable you to successfully undertake original primary research worthy of publication in the field of demography. You will begin on the MPhil, and will need to meet certain requirements to be upgraded to PhD status.

Demography is the study of human populations, past, present and future. It is concerned with how births, deaths, and migration determine change, and so determine key trends such as rapid population growth and population ageing. It includes the analysis of characteristics that determine the components of change and/or are affected by population structure, such as age, sex, marital and health status, and the composition of families and households.

You will be offered supervision in a wide range of specialist topics and become a member of a vibrant and exciting research community. You will have access to a full collection of UK, US and EU public documents, parliamentary papers and statistical data as well as use of high-class networked computer facilities dedicated to research students, in the Social Science Research Laboratory within the Department.

Start date
30 September 2019

Application deadline
14 June 2019. However please note the funding deadlines

Three-four years (minimum two) full-time

UK/EU: Open from October

Overseas: Open from October

Tuition fee
UK/EU: £4,366 (for the first year) - provisional

Overseas: £18,624 (for the first year)

Financial support
LSE PhD Studentships (deadlines 7 January 2019 and 26 April 2019)

ESRC funding (deadline 7 January 2019)

Minimum entry requirement
2:1 bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus high merit (65+) in a master’s degree or equivalent, preferably in social policy, methodology or public policy and a high merit (65+) in the dissertation

GRE/GMAT requirement

English language requirements
Research (see 'assessing your application')

Houghton Street, London

For more information about tuition fees and entry requirements, see the fees and funding and assessing your application sections.

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