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;
b) A GPA of at least 2.0 at the Certificate in Civil Registration and Population Dynamics of this University or its equivalent;
The normal duration of the Diploma in Population Studies Programme shall be 4 to 6 semesters on a full-time basis.
Subject to the provisions of the General Academic Regulations 000 and the General Regulations for Master’s Degrees 400, the following Special Regulations shall apply:
The Programme shall be offered for the award of a Master of Arts Degree In Population Studies.
1.2 Entrance Qualifications
The MPhil and PhD degrees are intended to provide advanced knowledge and understanding of the theories and procedures in the discipline of Population Studies including advanced training in critical appraisal, statistical analysis of demographic and socio-economic data, study design and protocol development.
The normal requirement for entrance into the Bachelor’s Degree in Population Studies Programme shall be:
a) A minimum of 5 credits (one of which is Mathematics) in the Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) or its equivalent;
b) A GPA of at least 2.0 in the Diploma in Population Studies of this University or its equivalent;
Other qualifications for entrance to the Bachelor’s Degree in Population Studies may be accepted on their own merit as alternatives as shown by the General Regulation 00.052.
Population Studies is the broader aspect of demography. It combines both formal and substantive demography. Formal demography is the study of human population in relation to changes in their sizes, structures and spatial distribution as a result of the interplay between three demographic processes, fertility mortality and migration. Substantive demography provides tools to examine the interactions of demographic, social, economic, and environmental, political and cultural processes on which the entire human population operates.