Doctor Of Philosophy In Economics

The Doctor of Philosophy programme in economics is aimed at providing advanced training for students in the various branches of the economics discipline. Through the programme, students will be able to broaden their careers as researchers, educators and trainers in the public and private sectors as well as non-governmental/international organizations.

Programme Objectives
The Ph.D Programme in Economics is designed to:
i) Offer the student a thorough grounding in economic analysis and research.
ii) Enable the student to conduct both qualitative and quantitative studies/research in Economics;
iii) Enable the student acquire the capability for designing economic models for development policy making;
iv) Prepare students for careers in the public and private sectors of the economy particularly in academic and research institutions, doctoral studies and also international organizations.

Admissions Requirements
i) The common regulations for the Doctorate degrees as specified in the Egerton University Statutes shall apply;
ii) Candidates for the Ph.D Economics programme will be expected to have a a Masters degree in Economics from Egerton University or equivalent qualifications from other recognized institutions of higher learning.

Programme Structure and Duration
The Ph.D programme will extend for a minimum period of 36 months and a maximum of 72 months All candidates shall conduct independent research, with the direction of a subject specialist, write and submit a thesis, in fulfilment for Ph.D in Economics.

Thesis Examination
All candidates enrolled for the Ph.D. degree in Economics shall be required to conduct independent research, leading to writing of a thesis. The defense of the thesis shall be conducted in accordance with the rules established in Egerton University statute XXIX.

Examination regulations
All examinations for the Doctor of Philosophy in Economics shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in Egerton University Statute XXIX.


The grading of examination for PhD in Economics shall be in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXIX.

Graduation Requirements
To graduate with a PhD in Economics a student shall be required to undertake independent research, submit a written thesis and pass an oral thesis examination.

Degree Classification
The PhD in Economics is not classified

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