The programme is research-oriented. Students are required to take required courses in the first year. For students who possess research Master’s degree, the minimum number of units is 21 units, including 18 units of required courses, and 3 units of elective course. For students who do not possess research Master degrees, the minimum number of units is 27 units, including 18 units of required courses, and 9 units of elective courses. Students have to take Thesis Research course every term. Advancement to PhD candidature is conditional upon the passing of a qualifying examination.
Fields of Specialization
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In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, applicants for the MPhil programme should have majored in Economics or related disciplines with a Bachelor’s degree and a good background in Mathematics or Statistics. Applicants for the PhD programme should possess a Master’s degree in Economics or related discipline, and a good background in Mathematics or Statistics. Those applicants with a Bachelor’s degree can also apply for the PhD programme, but have to demonstrate excellent research potential. All applicants for the PhD programme and non-local applicants for the MPhil programme are required to take the GRE General Test; those without the GRE score may still be considered, but they will be at a disadvantage.