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Faculty Website: College of Business and Economics
Department: Department of Economics and Econometrics
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: MPhil Industrial Policy (Coursework)
Programme Code: M3CP4Q
Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 9
NQF Credits: 180
The purpose of this qualification is to develop the students’ intellectual competencies, intellectual independence and practical skills in the acquisition, analysis, interpretation and application of appropriate industrial policies to support the structural transformation of the economies of the continent. The programme consists of core modules offering an in-depth coverage of a broad range of issues pertaining to industrial development policies, strategies and management in Africa, and allowing students to test the practical application of the knowledge imparted, participate in analysing case studies, conducting field visits, and prepare individual technical reports on the various themes covered. Mastering of the curriculum will provide students with the ability to be able to reflect critically on theory of industrial policy and its application. They will be able to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, design and critically appraise research, make sound judgments using data and information using the econometric techniques learned and communicate their conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
A potential student should possess an honours qualification in Economics or Econometrics on NQF LEVEL 8 with an average mark as determined by the School of Economics. Alternatively, any other four-year qualification on NQF LEVEL 8 with an average mark as determined by the School of Economics and related Micro- and Macroeconomic and Applied Econometric experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the School of Economics will be considered. Preparatory study and entrance examination may be required by the School of Economics.