Padmashree College
The British College
ISMT College

Padmakanya Multiple Campus, Kathmandu

MA Population Studies

Affiliated To: Tribhuvan University (TU)



Course Level

Master Degree


2 Years

Study Mode

Full Time




UGC Approved


Overview of MA in Population Studies at Padmakanya Multiple Campus (PK Campus), Kathmandu, Nepal

Course Overview:

The Master of Arts (MA) in Population Studies at PK Campus is a multidisciplinary program aimed at providing students with a profound understanding of population dynamics, demographic trends, and associated socioeconomic implications. The program critically examines population issues in the context of development and prepares students for roles in research, policy, and implementation related to population and development.

Course Outlines:

The MA in Population Studies program covers a diverse array of subjects, including but not limited to:

  1. Principles and Theories of Population Studies
  2. Demographic Methods and Analysis
  3. Population and Development
  4. Population Policies and Programs
  5. Fertility and Reproductive Health
  6. Mortality and Health Dynamics
  7. Migration and Urbanization
  8. Population Aging and Social Security
  9. Gender, Population, and Development
  10. Research Methods in Population Studies


The MA in Population Studies program extends over two academic years, split into four semesters.


  1. To impart thorough knowledge on theories and methods in population studies.
  2. To equip students with skills to analyze and interpret demographic data.
  3. To create an understanding of the interrelation between population and socioeconomic development.
  4. To train students to evaluate population policies and programs.


Aspiring candidates must have a Bachelor's degree from a recognized institution in any discipline.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students will:

  1. Have an in-depth grasp of population dynamics and its determinants.
  2. Be adept at employing demographic tools and methodologies.
  3. Understand the interlinkages between population and development sectors.
  4. Be equipped to contribute to policy-making and program formulation in population and related sectors.


The MA in Population Studies opens doors to various sectors like government departments dealing with population issues, research institutions, non-governmental organizations, international agencies, and more.

Fees Structures:

For the most precise fee details, it is recommended to contact the administration office of PK Campus.

Career Prospects:

Professionals in population studies are essential for planning and policy-making in both the public and private sectors, especially in countries with significant demographic challenges.

Career Options:

  1. Demographer/Population Analyst
  2. Policy and Program Planner
  3. Population Researcher
  4. Consultant in NGOs/INGOs focusing on population issues
  5. Population Educator

Why Choose this Course:

  1. Dive deep into understanding the core of population challenges and their impact on development.
  2. Opportunities for research and fieldwork to gain practical insights.
  3. High demand for population experts in a country like Nepal with significant demographic challenges.
  4. Contribute to meaningful policies and programs that can bring about tangible change in society.


PK Campus provides scholarships to deserving students based on academic merit and other criteria set by the institution. It's best to approach the campus administration for detailed scholarship information.

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