Level : Ph.D.  

Duration : 3 years  

Type : Initial  

Language : English & French  

Deadline: April 07th, 2024

Apply to the program

The Faculty of Governance, Economics and Social Sciences (FGSES) at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) offers a four-year doctoral program in economics. Our program provides students with rigorous training in economic theory and quantitative methods, with the level of rigor being consistent with internationally competitive doctoral programs in economics. Your training is backed by a group of internationally recognized economists with experience across a wide range of topics.

In the first year, students receive rigorous “pre-doc” training in microeconomics (four, half semester modules), macroeconomics (four, half semester modules) and econometrics (two, full semester modules). After successfully passing written “preliminary exams” at the end of the first year, a student officially enters the doctoral program. All first-year (pre-doc) courses are taught in English. In the second year, students take courses (workshops and lecture-based courses) in advanced topics in economics and quantitative methods, and begin defining dissertation topics. Second-year courses and workshops may be taught in English or French, depending on instructor preferences. The third and fourth years are devoted to research – i.e., writing the dissertation.

Preparatory Year

Semester 1

  • Microeconomics 1
  • Macroeconomics 1
  • Econometrics  1
  • Mathematics for Economic Analysis
  • Microeconomics of Development

Semester 2

  • Microeconomics 2
  • Macroeconomics 2
  • Econometrics 2
  • Statistics for Economic Analysis
  • Macroeconomics of Development

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Course field 1 - Option (list)
  • Course field 2 - Option (list)
  • Course field 3 - Option (list)
  • Research workshop - Reflection on the problem

Semester 2

  • Course field 5 - Option (list)
  • Course field 6 - Option (list)
  • Course field 7 - Option (list)
  • Research Workshop - Preparation for the research proposal

Year 3 and 4

Semester 1

  • Research workshop
  • Paper

Semester 2

  • Paper
  • Soutenance

Course Field List

  • Microeconomics of risk, uncertainty and information
  • Public Choice and Social Welfare
  • Méthode d’évaluation des PP
  • Environmental Economics
  • Advanced topics in microeconomics
  • Economic modeling - RBC - DSGE - CGE

Application process Candidates are invited to submit an application package including 6 documents:

Certificate(s) of current diplomas or proof of current registration in an M.S. program
Official transcripts (license/bachelor and M.A./M.S.)
Cover letter explaining your academic background, your research interests, and your interest in the FGSES Ph.D. program in economics (12 point font, two page maximum)
Research documents (article briefs, research reports, journal articles)
Names and contact information of two references familiar with your academic and research potential
English language proficiency tests (TOEFL or equivalent)




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