M.Phil./ Ph.D. Economics

Programme Requirements 

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees are research degrees.

Research degrees involve independent study which is directed by an assigned supervisor, resulting in the production of a thesis.

The essential difference between the MPhil. and Doctoral levels, aside from the length of the registration period, lies in the quality of a successful PhD thesis, which must be judged to be the result of original research, to be an addition to knowledge and to be worthy of publication either in full or in an abridged form in a refereed journal.

  M.Phil.   Ph.D. 
Enty Requirements 

• Bachelor’s degree (Second Class Honours or above), in addition to the courses outlined in the MSc programme.

• Candidates must prepare an appropriate research proposal for consideration in the area in which they wish to pursue. 

• Candidates may be required to attend an interview prior to being accepted. The Department will decide on the eligibility and acceptance of all candidates

• Master’s degree from an approved University with a specialty in the area of study. 

• Candidates must prepare an appropriate research proposal for consideration in the area in which they wish to pursue. 

• Candidates may be required to attend an interview prior to being accepted. The Department will decide on the eligibility and acceptance of all candidates.

Programme Structure 

•Full-time MPhil students are expected to complete their programme within three (3) years. Students have a maximum of five (5) years to complete.

• Part-time MPhil students are expected to complete their programme within five (5) years. Students have a maximum of seven (7) years to complete. 

• MPhil students are required to read for taught courses totalling a minimum of six (6) credits and complete two (2) Research Seminars.

• Taught courses are meant to provide students with research techniques and skills that will not only help them to complete their current research topic, but will also stand them in good stead for life after University. 

• Students are encouraged to explore all the Graduate courses available to them within this booklet and other Faculty Booklets in addition to ECON 7001- Specialized Readings for MPhil Economics. 

• Any courses pursued must be at the graduate level.

• Full-time PhD students are expected to complete their programme within five (5) years. Students have a maximum of seven (7) years to complete.

• Part-time PhD students are expected to complete their programme within seven (5) years. Students have a maximum of nine (9) years to complete. 

• PhD students are required to read for taught courses totalling a minimum of nine (9) credits and complete three (3) Research Seminars

• Taught courses are meant to provide students with research techniques and skills that will not only help them to complete their current research topic, but will also stand them in good stead for life after University. 

• Students are encouraged to explore all the Graduate courses available to them within this booklet and other Faculty Booklets in addition to ECON 8001 - Specialised Readings for PhD Economics

• Any courses pursued must be at the graduate level.

Award of Degree  • The award of an MPhil degree would be issued on the successful examination of a written thesis. • The award of a PhD degree would be issued on the successful examination of a written thesis, in addition to defending this thesis at a public oral examination. 

 

Contact Details

FSS-DeptEcon@sta.uwi.edu

Telephone: (868) 662-2002 ext 82018/82257

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MSc. Programme Coordinator:  
Professor Moawia Alghalith
moawia.alghalith@sta.uwi.edu
Administrator
Ms. Bernadette Hamlet

bernadette.hamlet@sta.uwi.edu
 (868) 662-2002 etx 82018

MPhil/Ph.D Programme Cooridinator
Dr. Lester Henry

lester.henry@sta.uwi.edu
(868) 662-2002 etx 83041

Administrator
Mr. Joel Jordan

joel.jordan@sta.uwi.edu
(868) 662-2002 ext 82257

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