The programme is designed to expose good graduates to a range of specialised topics and to refine the skills needed to pursue a successful research and professional career.
The first semester concentrates on theory and empirical techniques, but it is during the second semester where you really get to apply these concepts to real-world situations in the electives that cover development economics, environmental economics, international finance, economic challenges of Africa, the analysis of survey data, and policy analysis. You will be taught by senior staff members in the department, who are experienced and highly reputable academics that have also worked in the policy environment.
Duration of the programme:
Offered over one year full-time. The programme begins in January.
Prescribed curriculum/programme structure:
The programme comprises three core (compulsory) courses and one core non-credit-bearing pre-course in the first semester, four elective courses in the second semester, and a research paper.
The total credits for the standard programme is 134 HEQF credits.