Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

by | Apr 15, 2019

The ambit of the doctoral programme in economics is to produce highly skilled economists capable of generating and disseminating knowledgein the field of economics. Taught courses, accompanied by either a thesis or a dissertation, will prepare candidates for in the field of economics. Taught courses, accompanied by either a thesis or a dissertation, will prepare candidates for future scientific research in the field of economics. The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Economics) is therefore representative of the scope and depthof knowledge attained by the candidate, as well as the ability of the candidate to perform research in a specialized field

Programme Structure

List of Courses

Core Courses

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometric Methods
  • Macroeconomics Theory and Policy
  • Advanced Microeconomics

Compulsory Module Courses

Candidates are required to select 4 course modules from the following categories of course modules:

Monetary Economics

  • Portfolio Analysis
  • Monetary Economics
  • International Finance

Industrial Economics*

  • Advanced Industrial Organisation
  • Trade and Industrial Economics
  • Advanced Labour Economics

Public Economics

  • Public Finance
  • Economics of Social Policy
  • Political Economy of International Trade

International Economics*

  • International Finance
  • Trade and Industrial Economics
  • Political Economy of International Trade

Development Economics

  • Advanced economic Planning
  • Development Theory and Policy
  • Trade and Development

Human Resource Economics

  • Human Resource Development Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • Advanced Labour Economics

Agricultural And Applied Economics

  • Advanced Agricultural Economics
  • Applied Resource Policy and Project Analysis
  • Policy Analysis and Agricultural Programme

Environmental And Resource Economics

  • Applied Resource Policy and Project Analysis
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Dynamic Optimisation and Decision Theory


  • Advanced Econometrics
  • Time Series Econometrics
  • Applied Econometrics

Islamic Economics

  • Fiqh for Economics
  • Islamic money and Capital Markets
  • Advanced Islamic Economic Analysis

Specialization in Islamic Banking

  • Islamic Capital and Money Markets
  • Islamic Banking
  • Risk Management in Islamic Banking
  • Current Issues in Islamic Banking

Specialization in Islamic Finance

  • Islamic Capital and Money Markets
  • Islamic Financial Management
  • Islamic Asset Management and Planning
  • Theory and Practice of Takaful

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