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School of Economics

•    PhD by Coursework and Dissertation

This programme is offered in collaboration with other universities in sub-Saharan Africa and supported by the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) through donor funding.  Its distinguishing features are the integration of advanced theory, tools and African applications in the academic programme.

The programme is offered over four years full-time.  Two years are devoted to prerequisite courses and two years are devoted to writing the thesis. The programme begins in January.

The programme comprises a thesis, with advanced courses as a pre-requisite to registering for the thesis.  A candidate will ordinarily complete the coursework in the first two years before proceeding to the thesis.

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•    PhD by dissertation

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is offered by the Faculty of Commerce is a research degree on an advanced topic under supervision. Examination is by thesis alone.

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