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UNAM Master of Science Economics (MSc Economics) Course

UNAM Master of Science Economics (MSc Economics) Course

The Master of Science (M. Sc) in Economics programme offered by the Economics Department at UNAM is a joint collaborative Masters programme in Economics, under the coordination of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC). The programme consists of three (3) phases: the first phase is coursework, which covers the core courses and selected electives offered at UNAM; the second phase is the set of electives offered through a Joint Facility for Electives (JFE) in a country chosen by the AERC’s Academic Board; and the final phase involves theses. The 2017/18 intake will commence in July 2017 and continue on a full-time basis until May/June 2018. During the end-of-academic year break (May/June to August/September), the students will be required to attend the JFE in the country chosen by the AERC’s Academic Board.
The collaborative Masters programme aims to assist participating universities in training economists in advanced theory and methods, mainly for policy analysis and economic management within government, but also for employment in the private sector. It aims also to provide the foundation for students to pursue more advanced studies at the doctoral level, mainly for employment in universities and research institutions. To these ends, the collaborative programme aims to help develop Masters programmes in Economics in African universities that meet international standards, which are relevant to the unique circumstances of African economies, and which can eventually be sustained with local resources.
The programme is designed for graduates with a strong interest in economics, with the aim of strengthening skills in quantitative methods and econometric techniques needed for advanced studies in economics, research and the academic profession. The programme is also suited for professionals in the private and public sectors since these sectors need economic tools to analyze risks from different perspectives.
Admission Requirements
1. A candidate must have a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) or an equivalent degree from UNAM or any other recognised institution of higher learning.
2. A candidate must have a minimum of a C grade average (Lower Second Class degree).
3. All applications will be reviewed and shortlisted by a committee of the Department of Economics at UNAM.
4. Prospective students may be interviewed by the Departmental Committee, if deemed necessary.
5. Applicants should note that satisfying the minimum requirements, and submission of application does not necessarily ensure admission.
The Master of Science degree in Economics cannot be obtained in less than two (2) years of study, and must be completed within a period of three (3) academic years. There will be no possibility of re-admission after a student has been discontinued from the programme.
Applications should be made on the UNAM form that can be obtained from the Admissions Office or downloaded from the UNAM website.
For further enquiries, please contact:
Mrs Julia Chaka: 061 206 4615
Dr Teresa Kaulihowa: 061 206 3984
Closing date: 10 March 2017

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