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Demographic Methods and Analysis, Short Course

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    Application Deadline
  • 140 days
University rank #65 (ARWU) Groningen, Netherlands
The Demographic Methods and Analysis programme at the University of Groningen courses train and retrain professionals in the methods and analytical techniques of demography. 
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The Demographic Methods and Analysis programme at the University of Groningen focuses on the internalization of methods and analytical techniques by providing many practicals and assignments (all computer-based), in addition to lectures.


The two ten-week courses are particularly suited to career professionals working in statistical or demographic research institutes, in either census or survey work, or those involved in research and teaching in the field of demography at universities. 

The courses provide a solid basis for participants to apply up-to-date knowledge and skills in the field of demography once they return to their home institute.

This course provides an overview of different demographic data sources, both quantitative and qualitative techniques of data collection, and measures and methods used in the analysis of population-level demographic data.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Applicants with finances: 1 month before start module
    • Applicants without finances: 4 months before start module
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 140 days
    • Duration description

      two ten-week courses

  • Credits
    5 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Population Pyramid
  • Demographic Rates
  • Probabilities
  • Age Standardization
  • Decomposition Methods 
  • Fertility Analysis
  • Mortality Analysis and Migration Analysis


  • Dr. Billie de Haas
  • Dr. Adrien Redmund
  • Prof. Leo van Wissen

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Applicants should have successfully completed at least two statistical courses
  • Applicants should have at least intermediate Excel skills (basic STATA skills are recommended)
  • Applicants should refresh their knowledge of differentiation and integration before the start of the module

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1250 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1250 EUR per module and a duration of 140 days.
  • EU/EEA

    1250 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1250 EUR per module and a duration of 140 days.
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Living costs for Groningen

  • 750 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Finding a scholarship is the responsibility of the applicant. Please note that the University of Groningen nor NFP offer a scholarship, and that it will not be easy to find one.

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