Gomal University

Master of Philosophy in Economics

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The M.Phil Economics program at Gomal University offers a comprehensive study of economic theory, quantitative methods, and applied economics. It provides students with advanced knowledge and analytical skills to understand and address complex economic issues. The curriculum covers topics such as microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, development economics, and research methodologies. Students engage in rigorous coursework, seminars, and research projects under the guidance of experienced faculty members. The program aims to equip graduates with the expertise needed for careers in academia, research institutions, government agencies, and international organizations. Gomal University, known for its academic excellence, provides a conducive learning environment with state-of-the-art facilities and resources to support students’ academic and professional growth in the field of economics.

Entery Requirements

BS in Economics or equivalent with minimum 50% marks.

1st Semester
Code Course Credit Hours
Advance Microeconomics 3
Econometric Methods - I 3
Optional – 1 3
Optional – 2 3
2nd Semester
Code Course Credit Hours
Advance Macroeconomics 3
Econometric Methods - II 3
Optional – 3 3
Optional – 4 3
3rd & 4th Semester
Code Course Credit Hours
ENG 03 Research Thesis 6
Total Credit Hours: 30*

** Research Thesis worth minimum 6 credit hours. University has option to increase its credit hours, as approved by its statuary bodies.

University has option to change the sequence of compulsory courses offered in first two semesters, as per its need.

Teaching Methodology of each course is given as guidelines, instructor can deviate to some extent, as per requirement and available resources (teaching methodology is given in course outlines of each course)

Compulsory Courses (Credit Hours: 12)
1st Semester
Code Course Credit Hours
Advance Microeconomics 3
Advance Macroeconomics 3
Econometric Methods – I 3
Econometric Methods – II 3
Optional Courses* (Credit Hours: 12)
2nd Semester
Code Course Credit Hours
Public Sector Economics 3
Advance Monetary Economics 3
Issues in Development Economics 3
Topics in Labour Economics 3
Topics in International Economics 3
Globalization and Economic Integration 3
Topics in Islamic Economics 3
Topics in Experimental Economics 3
Topics in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics 3
The Economics of Climate Change 3
Topics in Economics of Happiness and Well-Being 3
Issues in Health Economics 3
Topics in Financial Economics 3
Research Methodology in Economics 3
Structural Equation Modelling 3
Real Analysis 3

*University may expand the list of optional courses and it is up to University that how many optional courses it offers in each semester. However it is expected that students will be given enough choice in selection of courses.

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