For international students outside of the EU/EEA, applications will open 16 October 2018 and can be made until 15 January 2019. For national and EU/EEA students, applications can be made from 15 March 2019 until 15 April 2019.

More information and application in Stockholm University´s course catalogue

Please observe, students from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland are required to pay both an application fee and a tuition fee.

Information on fees

Information on scholarships

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, Biology, Public Health or equivalent. English B/English 6, Mathematics C/Mathematics 3 or equivalent.

To be eligible for the Multidisciplinary Master´s Programme in Demography the applicant must hold an undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) of at least 3 years (180 ECTS credit points) in Social Science, Biology or Public Health recognized by UNESCO and/or an official accrediting body of your home country. The degree must be completed before admission can be made. Beside this general requirement, you must meet the specific requirement stated for the Multidisciplinary Master´s Programme in Demography in order to be considered for admission. This concerns the specific requirements in English and Mathematics. Since all educational activities are carried out in English you need to have considerable skills in speaking as well as in writing in English. For information about different ways of meeting the language requirement English B/English 6 please use the Universityadmission web: As the programme contains courses that presuppose a certain level of skills in Mathematics you must also submit documents, supported by official transcripts, that verify your previous knowledge in Mathematics. The minimum level required is expressed as Matematik C; IB: SL-studies; England: AS-level or equivalent.

Do you plan to apply to this program starting autumn 2020?

If so, please note that the Department of Sociology are changing to one application round for Master’s programs. You can only apply to this program in the first/international application round for autumn 2020. The first application round are open 16 October 2019 to 15 January 2020.  The program will not be open for applications in the second application round that closes 15 April 2020.

Programme structure

First semester

Population Development and Social Change, 7,5 credits
Basic Demographic Methods 7,5 credits
Population Processes 7,5 credits
Elective course 7.5 credits -here are the courses that you can choose from at our department.

Second semester

Elective courses 22,5 credits -here are the courses that you can choose from at our department.
Event-History Analysis: Regression for Longitudinal Event Data 7,5 credits - halftime periods 3 and 4

Third semester

Elective courses 22,5 credits -here are the courses that you can choose from at our department.
Research Methods - 7,5 hp - halftime periods 3 and 4

Fourth semester

Master's Thesis in Demography - 30 hp


Departmental agreement with Cornell University College of Human Ecology

Departmental exchange agreement for students studying at the Master’s in Applied Sociological Research and the two-year Master’s in Demography. If you are a student at one of these programmes and you are interested to find out more about his exchange, then you will find more information here.