COMPTRASEC is the host laboratory for a Master’s in demography: the “Masters in Population, Development and Forward Studies” Master’s degree. The objective of this course is to provide students with the skills required to perform expert analyses in the fields of demography, social statistics and foresight methodology, and to nurture their ability to develop instruments for data collection and management, or engage in population science research.
The “Population, Development and Foresight” Master’s degree offers an opportunity to enrol in a French-Greek joint course: the teaching activities are held at two sites (first semester in France, second semester in Greece), allowing students and teachers to engage in mobilities and also involving regular participation by research professors of different nationalities.
Comptrasec is part of the Doctoral School of Business, Economics, and Society N°42 (economics, management, demography) at the University of Bordeaux.
The research-based training provided at COMPTRASEC includes support for the preparation, drafting and defence of theses in demography. Among the monitoring and support arrangements offered by the laboratory, doctoral workshops lasting a week are organized once a year, during which each PhD student (financed or not) will present a report on the progress of their thesis before a committee comprising four lab members, including the thesis supervisor and the laboratory director.
The research-based training also includes involvement in other activities:
- Participation in the workshops of the national network of doctoral education in demography, which includes the INED and five French universities (Bordeaux, Paris 1, Paris V, Paris 10, Strasbourg), whose activities are now being integrated into the “Individuals, Populations and Societies” laboratory of excellence (iPOPS).
- Participation in scientific events organized by the joint research unit,
- Joint coordination of the laboratory research seminar, together with a professor or researcher
- Drafting of research seminar briefs for publication in the laboratory Newsletter.