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Faculty of Social Studies & Humanities

Department of Economics & Statistics

Postgraduate Programmes

The DES offers graduate work leading to the degrees of Master of Science (MSc), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Graduate fields include Applied Economics with specialization in Banking and Finance or Economic Policy and Development and International Economics.

All taught postgraduates programmes are on a part-time basis and are normally completed in two years. Students take eight modules – the modules taken depend on the degree – over four semesters and are required to submit a 12,000 – 18,000 words dissertation by the end of the fourth semester. The dissertation includes both theoretical economic content and applied results. All courses are assessed by a combination of examination and continuous assessment (inclusive of a compulsory class test) which are based on seminars and/or assignments.

The DES has teaching links with University of Nottingham, University of Reading, University of East Anglia, University of Southern Australia, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Indian Institute of Management and University of Cape Town (click here for links).

List of Programmes

For more information about postgraduate application, click here.

The DES has presently 4 full time and 7 part time research students. PhD degrees require approximately three to four years of full time study and five to seven years of part time study. A research student is expected to give a seminar at least once a year.


The DES provides research students with a supervisor. When there is overlapping of areas, students are assigned two supervisors either in the department or across departments. Students can expect to form a close working relationship with supervisor/s, meeting regularly throughout their time in the department and submitting consistent and regular research report at least once every six months. All students are initially registered for the MPhil degree. The change from MPhil to PhD status occurs as a result of comprehensive progress report, which will be assessed by an independent external assessor. A good PhD thesis supported by supervisor/s and two external examiners qualifies for the award.


The breadth and depth of the Department's research interests are reflected in the doctoral work completed over the years. Current PhD projects include: foreign direct investment, trade and economic development; regional integration and growth; the impact of trade liberalization on economic performance; labour market dynamics; fiscal federalism and decentralization; transport development; income distribution and globalisation; and environmental management.

For more information about MPhil/PhD application and financial assistance, click here.

-List of MPhil/PhD students
-Candidates Awarded PhD in Economics at UoM


List of Postgraduate Programmes

Applicable to International Students
SH500 MSc Applied Economics
2 Yrs P/T
SH506 MSc Financial Economics
2 Yrs P/T


MA Language Studies
2 Yrs P/T
SH531 MA Historical Studies(by Research)
2 Yrs P/T
SH540 MA Economics (Collaborative Programme) 2 Yrs (Extended)


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