This 2-year program offers academic training in two sub-fields: (1) Economic History, (2) Sociology and Political Science. It is offered only to full time students and provides foundational economics training to students with bachelor degrees in History, Anthropology, Sociology, Philosophy, and Legal Studies.

First Year

Compulsory Courses

Term I

  • Mathematics
  • Statistics for Social Sciences
  • Introduction to African Economic History
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics

Term II

  • Quantitative Economic History
  • Sociology I
  • Comparative Politics
  • African Art History
  • Ethics
  • Political Economy

Second Year

Compulsory Courses

Term I

  • African Economic Development in Historical Perspective
  • Political Institutions
  • Sociology II
  • Research Topics in Economic History

Term II

  • Thesis Seminar
  • Impact Evaluation for Development Project

Elective courses in "Economic History"

  • Economic Development in Post-Colonial Africa
  • International Economic Institutions since World War II
  • European Economic History
  • Latin American Economic History
  • History of Japan, China and India

Elective courses in "Sociology and Political Science"

  • Topics in Democratic Theory and Practice
  • Clientelism and Redistributive Politics
  • Research Topics in Political Economy
  • States and Governance in Africa
  • Conflict Management