Masters in Population Sciences


Masters of Population Studies programme cover the area of study about the understanding of population dynamics in its historical and institutional context, knowledge of theories, methods and skills are required. This programme is about historical, economic, medical and societal developments influence and is reflected in the composition of populations. Demographic topics are studied in the Master in Population Studies by placing them within theoretical frameworks; by studying them through the research process.

Career Options

Objective of the Master´s degree programme in Population Studies is to train young professionals in the theories, methods and skills required to comprehend population dynamics all over the world. Students have various job opportunities especially in government sector. Student can join many professions like:

  • Pakistan statistical services
  • Pakistan civil services
  • Pakistan economical services
  • Having jobs in international aid agencies like USAID, population Council, Ford Foundation UNFPA

Major Subjects

  • Introduction to population sciences
  • Techniques of population Analysis
  • Quantitative and qualitative method of data collection
  • Computer application in population sciences
  • Population & development
  • Population policy and its Analysis
  • Migration &urbanization
  • Programme management, monitoring
  • Communication strategies in population sciences
  • Gender &health development
  • Business demography
  • Project management
  • Population and aging
  • Advanced statistics
  • Youth and population

Admission Requirements

Requirements for Master in Population Sciences:

  • Candidate should have 14 years of education.
  • Candidates should have graduate degree from recognized college or university. A background in a social science will be a plus point but not essential feature.
  • Candidates who are more than 26 years old shall not be entitled for admissions unless relaxation is granted by the Vice Chancellor for special reasons on the recommendations of the Chairman.
  • Foreign students must route their applications through the Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan.
  • Admission will be made on merit, subject to the regional quota.

(These rules are applied for government universities of Pakistan)

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