The programme is designed to provide training and knowledge for a wide range of careers and focuses on advanced coursework in economics data skills. Students will be taught theoretical and empirical methods to analyze economic problems and to undertake a research project. They have options to apply the general approach of Economics to a more specialized approach focusing on subjects like environmental economics, monetary, international trade and many more. Upon completion of the programme, students will be able to understand society and take part in decision making on the macro- and microeconomic levels.

Contact: Assoc. Prof. Dr Norehan Abdullah
Tel: 04-928 6793
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Available Programmes

Research Area(s)

  • Banking and Financial Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Environmental Valuation
  • Human Resource Economics
  • Industrial Economics
  • International Trade
  • Public Sector Economics

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Local Applicant

Main Campus:
Semester 1: 30th June
Semester 2: 30th November
Semester 3: 30th March

UUMKL & Other Centres: 
Semester 1: 30th June
Semester 2: 30th November
Semester 3: 30th March

International Applicant*

Main Campus:
Semester 1: 30th May
Semester 2: 31st October
Semester 3: 28th February

*International applicants are encouraged to apply at least three months before deadline


  1. Research Proposal (for Programme by Research):
    1. Masters - 1,000 to 1,500 words
    2. PhD - 1,500 to 2,000 words
  2. Applicants without professional qualification (Bachelor of Education/ Diploma in Education/Certificate of Education) are required to attend and pass the courses as required by the University.
  3. PhD applicants need to attend interview related to field of study being applied. 


  1. For sponsored applicant: Letter of Undertaking
  2. For self sponsored:
    1. Master candidate: Minimum balance of USD5,000.00 in own account
    2. Doctoral candidate: Minimum balance of USD10,000.00 in own account