M.Sc. Economics

An Overview

The Department of Economics offers a one-year (full-time) and two-years (part-time) M.Sc Economics degree programme.

  • The degree is made up of a core set of six (6) courses and two (2) electives, one of which can be an approved extra-departmental course.
  • Examinations in Year-Long theory courses will normally be held at the end of the year, although some mid-course testing may be scheduled at the end of Semester I.
  • One of the core courses will be a directed or specialized reading course that is expected to upgrade the quality of the research project.
  • An internship programme may be undertaken as an optional part of the research project requirements.
  • Pre-course upgrading or retooling in Econometrics and Mathematics for Economists is highly recommended .
  • All Graduate students will be required to successfully read the curse ECON 3008 (EC30Q) History of Economic Thought either as part of their undergraduate offering or as an additional course at the graduate level.

Scope Of Work

The Masters in Economics programme is designed to offer participants the opportunity to pursue advanced study and to research in a particular area of specialization, while at the same time providing the technical, theoretical and quantitative tools, needed for solving economic problems arising in the Caribbean or any “Third World” environment.  In much of the programme, the emphasis is on applied work aimed at the understanding and solution of socially relevant issues. 

Entry Requirements 

Candidates seeking entry to the M.Sc. programme in Economics should hold a Bachelor’s degree (Second Class Honours or above) in the Social Sciences and should possess a working knowledge of Economics.

Programmme Requirements 

Course Code

Course Title

No. of Credits

ECON6000

Micro-Economic Theory

5

ECON 6001

Macro-Economic Theory

5

ECON 6031

Caribbean Economic Development

3

ECON 6003

Methods of Economic Investigation

3

ECON 6030

Research Methodology and Development Economics

2

ECON 6005

Specialized Readings

3

ECON 6010

Research Project/ Internship

9

Two (2) electives from among:

Course Code

Course Title

No. of Credits

ECON 6006

Applied Econometrics

3

ECON 6007

Health Economics

3

ECON 6008

Advanced Policy Instruments for Sustainable Development (not offered currently)

3

ECON 6011

International Trade - New Approaches

3

ECON 6009

The Economics of Sustainable Development

(not offered currently)

3

ECON 6012

Monetary Issues in Economic Development

3

ECON 6043

Financial Economics

3

ECON 6047

Advanced Corporate Finance

3

 

Approved extra departmental courses

3

Topics for specialized readings depend on staff interests and will be provided at the start of the academic year.  The M.Sc. (Economics) programme will carry 36 credits, 27 for taught courses and 9 for the Research Project. The degree will be awarded to students who gain at least 50% in each course and in the research project.

Contact Details

FSS-DeptEcon@sta.uwi.edu

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

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Tuition Fees:

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Funding:

Our Graduate Programmes are GATE Approved. Flexible student payment plans
 

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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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