Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES)

MPhil/PhD Degree


The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) was established in August, 1999 as a research and graduate teaching institution. It provides an integrated teaching and research program in the following areas:

  1. Social Policy;
  2. Governance;
  3. Economic Development Policy.

The Institute focuses on issues relevant to small developing countries operating within a dynamic international environment.



The MPhil and PhD degree programmes are research-oriented and normally requires the candidate to: 

  • Show satisfactory knowledge of the background of the subject;
  • Write clearly and in a logical and ordered fashion;
  • Use appropriate research methods and techniques competently;
  • Display an ability to analyze critically and evaluate independently the relevant literature and related material;
  • Make an advance in knowledge of the subject.

The PhD degree programme requires the candidate to:

  • Achieve the same objectives as specified in the M.Phil. degree programme;
  • Make a significant original contribution to knowledge;
  • Produce a thesis which is worthy of publication.
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