School of Built Environment & Development Studies

Population Studies


Population Studies is a broad social science discipline concerned with the study of human population in relation to the factors associated with changes in their size, composition and distribution. The programme consists of a broad range of modules aimed at equipping students with an understanding of population processes, demographic analysis and policy formulation. In addition, students are introduced to independent research on a wide range of population topics. The courses offered, amongst others, include introduction to population studies, demographic methods, population & development, reproductive & sexual health, HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa, population & health, fertility & nuptiality, migration & urbanisation and poverty & policy and research methods.