|Study location||United Kingdom, Liverpool|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£13,950 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Bachelors degree (with Honours) at 2:1 level or better in social, life or public health science or related discipline (e.g. statistics, humanities). Individual consideration is given to mature students with significant and relevant experience and with professional qualifications.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component)
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
This programme provides an understanding of the problems posed by population changes and health dynamics in the contemporary world, giving students a deep understanding of population and health trends and competing explanations.
The programme covers the issues of population and health from an interdisciplinary perspective, including geographic, demographic, sociological, environmental and epidemiological approaches to the topics. Students receive a solid methodological training in, for example:
- Data Analysis Strategies and Techniques: Social survey analysis, Textual analysis, Descriptive statistics, Multivariate regression, Logistic regression;
- Demographic Theory and Analysis: Life table analysis, Cohort component projection method, Spatial microsimulation
- Geographic Information Systems: Computer mapping (GIS), Data modelling;
- Spatial Analysis: Statistics as social constructs, Handling hierarchical data, Geodemographics, Spatial autocorrelation, Geographically Weighted Regression, Spatial interaction modelling, Small area estimation;
- Survival and Event History Analysis: Time-to-event data, Product-limit method, Regression methods for duration data.
The core course team are based in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Liverpool, which has an international reputation in population studies.
Our degrees provide pathways into rewarding careers and our graduates have found employment in a wide range of industries and organisations, both in the UK and abroad. Graduates of the Environment and Climate Change MSc have gone on to continue their studies towards a PhD, or are employed in a wide range of positions, including environmental, energy and engineering consultancies, multinational companies (energy), local government, environmental bodies, research positions and teaching.
PhD graduates are now working in academic life as lecturers in Geography, Environmental Science, Economic History, Development Studies and Statistics at universities in the UK and overseas. Others are employed in applied fields, working in Europe, Africa and across the world, for example as professional statisticians (one is now Director of Statistics in Zambia, another working in the Health Service in the UK), development professionals (including a member of staff on the WHO malaria programme in East Africa), and scientists at climate and environmental research centres around the world.
The MSc in Population and Health is increasing the supply of well-qualified high-demand population and health analysts or consultants, to be employed by a wide range of local, national and international health and statistical organisations which have in-house research and analysis requirements. The methodological training you will receive as part of the programme will place you strong position to compete in the global jobs market. Some graduates will move on to take a PhD in the field.