Master of Economics

Master of Economics program is aimed at providing a sound theoretical and practical knowledge with the analytical skills in Economics. This academic course targets students with from different backgrounds with basic or intermediate knowledge of Economics but who wish to deepen their conceptual and analytical capabilities to meet professional demands.

Offering Department: Department of Economics
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Graduate Studies


  • to provide theoretical and analytical knowledge required to train as an Economist.
  • to enroll foreign students for the Master of Economics Degree.
  • to increase the links with public and private sector experts and the researchers from foreign universities.

Program Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the Master of Development Economics will be able to

  • PLO 01. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of economic concepts, principles and theories
  • PLO 02. acquaint with quantitative and qualitative methods, computing techniques and to apply them in analyzing economic problems
  • PLO 03. display the ability to use of economic data, and application of economic theories, models and techniques to interpret and assess phenomena and dynamics of economic variables
  • PLO 04. peruse lifelong learning and professional development

Program Summary

Duration: One Year
Course work: 27 Credits
Thesis Research: 03 Credits
Total Credits: 30 Credits
SLQF Level : 09
Medium of Instruction: English

Program Structure 

Semesters Course Code Course Name Credit Value Status (Compulsory /Elective) Existing/ New Notional Learning Hours
SEM I MEC 9213 Microeconomic Analysis 3 Compulsory New
MEC 9123 Macroeconomic Analysis 3 Compulsory New
MEC 9133 Quantitative techniques in Economics 3 Compulsory New
MEC 9143 Public Economics 3 Compulsory New
MEC 9153 Development Economics 3 Compulsory New
SEM II MEC 9213 Econometrics 3 Compulsory New
MEC 9223 Monetary Economics 3 Compulsory New
MEC 9233 International Economics 3 Compulsory New
MEC 9243 Applied Economic analysis 3 Compulsory New
MEC 9253 Capstone Project 3 Compulsory New
    30   1500 notional learning hours

Eligibility Requirements and Criteria for Enrolment

Application checklist 

  • Bachelor’s degree including 30 credits in the relevant subject area
  • OR
  • with prior learning/work experience equivalent to 30 credits in the relevant subject area
  • OR
  • Completion of NVQ level 7, as determined by the academic authority of HEI, may be considered
  • Duly filled the formal application form
  • Legislated transcripts
  • Identification proof [Copy of passport with a validity period of over 1 year]
  • Duly paid the application payment