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Program Details

Faculty : Faculty of Social Sciences

Program Name : Diploma in Population Studies

BGCSE Points(or similar) : 40


Type : Diploma

No. of Semesters : 4

Description : BGCSE/equivalent with a minimum grade C in Mathematics. Applicants possessing a Certificate in Civil Registration and Population Dynamics or its equivalent will be considered. Entry Requirements

The normal requirement for entrance into Diploma in Population Studies shall be:

a) A minimum of 3 credits (one of which is Mathematics) in the Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) or its equivalent. Or: b) A GPA of at least 2.0 at the Certificate in Civil Registration and Population Dynamics of this University or its equivalent. Award of Diploma

In order to be awarded the Diploma, a student must have completed a minimum of 60 credits and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.

Assessment

Each course shall be evaluated by a combination of continuous assessment and final examination or semester paper in the ratio of 2:3.

Duration of the Programme

The normal duration of the Diploma in Population Studies Programme shall be 4 to 6 semesters on a full-time basis or 8 to 12 semesters on a part-time basis.

Courses involved :

Semester 1

Core Courses

  INTRODUCTION TO SUBSTANTIVE DEMOGRAPHY Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS Credits : 4

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Semester 2

Core Courses

  ELEMENTS OF RESEARCH METHODS Credits : 3
  INTRO TO EPIDEMOLOGY & TECHNICAL DEMOGRAPHY Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Semester 3

Core Courses

  METHODS OF DEMOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS Credits : 3
  COMPUTING FOR DEMOGRAPHERS Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT Credits : 3
  POPULATION POLICY OF BOTSWANA Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Semester 4

Core Courses

  DEMOGRAPHIC DATA ANALYSIS & REPORT WRITING Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  DEMOGRAPHY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA Credits : 3
  REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND FAMILY PLANNING Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 4.
Contact Details :
4775 Notwane Rd. Gaborone, Botswana Private Bag UB 0022. Tel: +(267) 355 0000 Gaborone, Botswana