Application for MSc program at ADRI is open!

Asian Demographic Research Institute (ADRI) is one of the foremost international demographic research institutes in Asia, with leading experts that graduated from world-class universities in North America, Europe, Australia and China. It centers on the population and sustainable development research.

ADRI provides English taught three-year Masters in Demography. This MSc program offers training on demographic methods, as well as general social science methods, to study issues related to past, present and future population. This program is suitable for students interested in understanding the determinants and consequence of population dynamics as well as modern techniques for collecting and analyzing data. Once admitted, students can participate in demographic training workshops and other exchange programs with partner institutes of the Asia MetaCentre for Population and Sustainable Development Analysis which is led by staff at ARDI.

Graduates from the program will be equipped to carry out quantitative analysis to support policy making or business strategies that require a sound demographic analysis for decision-making. Such skills are typically required for continued academic research in the social sciences and demanded in local and national government departments, international organizations or private sector companies in, for example, market research or health care industries.

Teaching and supervision are provided by the faculty of the Asian Demographic Research Institute (ADRI), based at Shanghai University.

We welcome applications from students who have, or expect to have, an undergraduate degree or higher in any of the social sciences or geography, or in other disciplines, such as mathematics or statistics.

Students from non-English speaking countries are required to show certification of their English language skills to the level required to participate in the M.Sc. program.

ADRI and Shanghai University can provide support to potential students in their applications for a range of scholarships offered by either the Shanghai or Chinese Government to both Chinese and non-Chinese students. Scholarship deadlines are typically in April each year.

Applications for the MSc program must be completed by the end of June.

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