MS/M.Phil. Economics

MS/M.Phil. Economics leading to Phd. is designed as an intensive and rigorous degree program that intends to investigate and discover solutions to national and international economic issues. Two factors contribute to the high quality of research and training of our students: one is a strong foundation in basic topics of economics; the other is to create a research-led environment where students work alongside with leading researchers to develop the skills required to become professional economists, researchers and analysts. MS/M.Phil. Students are required to complete 36 credit hours. During the first two semesters, MS/M. Phil. students are expected to complete 24 credit hours (12+12) of course work. In the third semester, MPhil students choose two elective courses (6 credit hours) along with a thesis of 6 credit hours, while MS students opt four elective courses of 3 credit hours.


Structure for M.Phil. Economics

  • Sr. No. Category No. of Courses Cr. Hrs.
  • 1Core515
  • 2Elective515
  • 3Research Thesis26
  • Total936

Structure for MS Economics

  • Sr. No. Category No. of Courses Cr. Hrs.
  • 1Core515
  • 2Elective721
  • Total936

Road Map

Core Courses

  • Sr. No. Course Title Cr.Hrs.
  • 1Advanced Microeconomics3
  • 2Advanced Macroeconomics3
  • 3Leading Issues in Pakistan Economy3
  • 4Research Methods in Economics3
  • 5Advanced Econometrics3

Elective Courses

  • Sr. No. Course Title
  • 1Economics of Governance
  • 2International Trade and Finance
  • 3Topics in Development Economics
  • 4Monetary Theory and Policy
  • 5Economics of Poverty
  • 6Globalization and Economic Integration
  • 7History of Economic Thought
  • 8Health Economics
  • 9Industrial Economics
  • 10Economics of Business and Finance
  • 11Environmental Economics
  • 12Topics in Labor Economics
  • 13Population Dynamics and Migration
  • 14Topics in Agriculture Economics
  • 15Topics in Urban Economics
  • 16Islamic Economics: Theory and Policy
  • 17Game Theory
  • 18Shariah Compliant Banking and Finance
  • 19Time Series Econometrics
  • 20Applied Economics
  • 21Advanced Mathematical Economics
  • 22Advanced Statistical Economics
  • 23Topics in Microeconomics
  • 24Topics in Macroeconomics
  • 25Public Economics
  • 26Financial Econometrics
  • 27Financial Economics
  • 28Topics in Experimental Economics
  • 29Transport Economics
  • 30Energy Economics
  • 31Behavioral Economics
  • 32Economics of Regulations
  • 33Agriculture Economics and Management

Admission Criteria

BS (Hons)/BBA/ MBA/MA/M.Sc. (Economics) or equivalent (with 16 years of education) with 2nd Div./2.50 CGPA. Students awaiting result may also apply for admission on provisional basis.


An MS/M.Phil. Economics graduate is a highly required human resource in government, development, media, politics, banking, financial sectors and research. The graduate can opt for economic talk shows, policy-making in the government sector and banking sector and also provides the opportunity to pursue a successful career in politics with their wide knowledge of political economy. The program allows you to be in a position with which you can positively impact millions of people living in uncertain conditions.

Fee Structure

MS/M.Phil Economics (2 yrs, 4 semesters)

  • Courses Cr. Hrs. Fee per course Admission Fee Total Fee 1st Semester
  • 123626,00025,000337,000129,000


The above-mentioned fee structure is for illustration purpose only. UCP reserves the rights to make changes in the Fee Structure whenever deemed necessary or appropriate.

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