Study Programme


The Global Demography master’s programme is structured as follows.


Propedeuticum: Introduction to Scientific Working (4 ECTS)
M1. Demographic Theories, Global Demographic Trends and Drivers (24 ECTS)
M1.1. Introduction to Demographic Theories, Global Human Capital and Social Change (4 ECTS)
M1.2. Fertility and Family (6 ECTS)
M1.3. Mortality, Health and Ageing (6 ECTS)
M1.4. Migration, Urbanization and Spatial Distribution (4 ECTS)

M2. Demographic Methods and Statistics for Social Scientists (20 ECTS)
M2.1. Basic Methods of Demographic Analysis (4 ECTS)
M2.2a. Statistics for Social Scientists 1 (4 ECTS)
M2.2b. Statistics for Social Scientists 2 (4 ECTS)
M2.3. Advanced Methods of Demographic Analysis (hands-on intensive course) (4 ECTS)
Tutorial to M2.3 (4 ECTS)

M3. Population and Global Human Capital (16 ECTS)
M3.1. Population history: The Long-run (4 ECTS)
M3.2. Human Capital and Economic Demography (4 ECTS)
M3.3. Policy Research: Public Health, Fertility and Migration (4 ECTS)
Electives in other Social Sciences (Wahlvorlesungen) (4 ECTS)

M4. Population Change and Sustainable Development (12 ECTS)
M4.1. Population Forecasting (4 ECTS)
M4.2. Population, Climate Change and Sustainable Development (4 ECTS)
M4.3. Fertility, Mortality and Human Capital Trends in a Global Systemic Perspective (4 ECTS)

M5. Demographic Research Projects (18 ECTS)
M5.1. Empirical Study (10 ECTS)
M5.2. Demographic Debate: Literature Review and Contemporary Demographic Debates (8 ECTS)

Please note that the successful completion of Modules 1+2 is the prerequisite to register for courses of Module 5.

If you do not complete Modules 1+2 within the first two semesters, you will not be able to finish your studies within two years. Please take a look at the ideal study path in the Curriculum (download available below).