Study MSc Economics
at Nile University

Admission for 2021/2022 Session Is Now Ongoing!

Admission for 2021/2022 Law & Medicine is closed.

The world economy today is constantly evolving by taking a new shape, becoming complex in design. Understanding the dynamics of the modern world economy has been one of the key objectives of the economics department at Nile University.

The course covers the fundamentals of how economies operate around the world and enables you to make sense of the numbers behind the markets. You’ll have the opportunity to develop your analytical skills through the study of econometrics and deepen your understanding of the global economy.

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Start Date

March entry


2 years



Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Economics or PGD in related subject

Course Summary

The program’s overall educational goals are to provide advanced training in economics research, to develop new knowledge in science, and to disseminate the knowledge gained through the appropriate channel. These educational objectives can be itemized as follows:

Produce competent researchers in economics who can communicate new and innovative research findings to scientists and engineers worldwide.

Train economists who are well versed in the general body of knowledge in the economics,

Produce researchers with specialized knowledge in Economics and

Increase the number of doctorates in Economics needed for nation building.

In order to achieve these aims and objectives, the major areas of focus offered by the programme are:
- Advanced Microeconomics
- Advanced Macroeconomics
- Advanced Mathematical Economics
- Development Economics
- International Economics
- Financial and Monetary Economics
- Energy and Petroleum Economics


The Master of Science (MSc) program in Economics is a research oriented degree program. Its purpose is to advance knowledge in the field of Economics and enable students of exceptional ability to undertake advanced study and original research. It prepares students for a research and/or teaching career in industry, research institutions, universities, and the government. The program has a focus on key areas of economic science that span the broad spectrum of economics such as development studies, international, energy and petroleum, financial, monetary, agricultural economics, etc.

Our comprehensive curriculum provides the students with the ability to identify, formulate, and execute solutions to real-world economic problems.

Of course, degree of advancement in economics is one of the major indices of development of country and therefore the MSc program in economics has been designed to train skilled graduates who could be job-creators and self-reliant. It seeks to empower graduates to be able to embark on ventures that can effectively transform the resources within their environment into goods and services. It there aims at producing graduates who can develop innovative entrepreneurial ideas and who understands the dynamic global economic issues and implement them in the development of the country for higher economic prosperity of the nation.

You will study the following modules:


First Semester

  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Advanced Mathematics for economists
  • Advanced Macroeconomics


Second Semester

  • Seminar
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Issues in Entrepreneurship
  • Area Elective I
  • Area Elective II


Third Semester

  • Dissertation


Fourth Semester

  • Dissertation

Elective Courses

  • Development Economics
  • Development planning
  • Monetary Economics
  • International Economics
  • Financial Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Human Resource Economics
  • Energy and Petroleum Economics
  • Industrial Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Agricultural Economics

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. University Matriculation of 5 credit passes including English Language and Mathematics at O-Level; and
  2. Approved Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics with at least 2nd class lower division.
  3. Approved Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) from a cognate discipline with not less than an upper credit.

The core modules are generally taught and assessed using case studies in lectures and seminars and in some modules group project-based work. Tutors are experts in their field with many having practical experience in industry and the professions which will help combine your academic knowledge with practical application. Many aspects of teaching and assessment are grounded in real life situations and, where possible, live projects are incorporated into the teaching.

Whether you’re progressing from education or currently working within the industry, our postgraduate courses aim to provide you with the required knowledge, skills and experience; as well as challenge your approach to complex situations. By providing practical project experience, team working opportunities and specialist knowledge of your chosen pathway, we can help develop your ability to work collaboratively and apply theory to real-life situations.

Career options cover the breadth of economic activity. For example, recent graduates are now working as Financial Analysts, Economists, Stockbrokers, Market Researchers and Investment Analysts.

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Opportunities for course progression include the traditional PhD.

 In 2020/21 the full-time tuition fee postgraduate students on this course will be N1,400,000 Per Session.  

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance please see link Fees and Finance

“This course will give you a deeper knowledge and understanding of the principles applied in modern workplaces and will add value to your existing credentials. It leaves you well placed for a wide range of careers, including finance, law, government, arts, media and the voluntary sector.”