To be admitted to this programme, candidates must possess a good first degree( at least a Second Class) in Economics or in a related discipline and pass a selection interview.
MPhil Economics is a two-year graduate programme designed to provide advance level training in Economics. Student admitted to pursue MPhil Economics would be required to do one course work and one year of thesis writing. The first year course work provides students with advance training in theoretical Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Mathematical Economics and Econometrics. In addition, students have the option of choosing one elective course in either of the following areas: Financial Economics, Development Economics, Labour Economics, Agricultural Economics, Environmental Economics, etc.
The kind of training received in the first year of this programme is analogous to the first two years of a PhD programme at the best US universities. Thus MPhil Economics provides a solid foundation for progressing to the PhD programme at University of Cape Coast or elsewhere.
Since the Department of Economics is member of the African Economics Research Consortium (AERC), students admitted to read MPhil Economics are sent to Nairobi, Kenya from June to September every year to participate in the AERC’s Joint Facility for Electives (JFE). Students who participate in this programme get the opportunity to take two additional elective courses which tend to broaden their horizon. The participation of students in the JFE programme is fully sponsored by AERC.