Megan JamesStudent | Full-time | United Kingdom
MSc Demography & HealthContact Megan James
I studied BA Human Sciences at the University of Oxford, graduating in 2020. Human Sciences was a very interdisciplinary degree which first introduced me to demography, but also included genetics, evolution, statistics, sociology, and anthropology, which have all continued to have relevance whilst studying demography.
Research interests or career goals
I’ve always had quite broad interests and demography embraces this. I’m interested in thinking about the future of populations, the population age and sex structures which will exist, and the health and social inequities associated with this.
Why I chose LSHTM/my programme
I chose LSHTM as it is renowned for both its teaching and its research. Researchers are at the top of their field and as students you get insight into not just how this research operates and the impacts it has, but also the people behind it.
MSc Demography & Health is an intensive course, but this means you get a lot out of the year, learning both theory and methods, which come together in the summer project. Demography is a discipline which includes people from a lot of different backgrounds, with population dynamics being fundamental to our understandings of patterns of health and social trends. Even if people don’t know what demography exactly is, it definitely affects their life.