Masters in Development Economics from University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
The aim of the Masters in Development Economics is to train students into highly qualified analysts of economic development issues. Its purpose is to reflect the growing demand for experts capable of addressing the challenges of economic development, evaluating the economic policies of developing countries and analyzing the economic relations between unequally developed countries.
The Masters’ program offers rigorous training in analytical and quantitative economic methods. Its goal is indeed to equip talented students with a solid foundation for applied research. The program is however geared to both future academics and future practitioners in the field of development economics and international economics.
The Masters’ lasts for two academic years. Each academic year is divided into two fourteen-week semesters. The Master comprises 13 courses (4 in the first year and 9 in the second year). There is also a thesis seminar where each student presents the work related to his or her thesis.
In the summer after the second year, subject to attaining a minimal academic performance, students are offered a summer internship either as a research assistant in a faculty member’s project or at a private or public institution or international organizations.
The Masters’ thesis is an original research piece in the field chosen by the student. Each student is assigned an adviser who helps him or her in identifying a suitable research topic and oversees the whole process. The Masters’ thesis defense takes place at the end of semester four.
Four semesters (two semesters M1 and two semesters M2).
Courses are delivered by professors from Cairo University and University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne in English.
For the Master 1:
For the Master 2:
List of courses*
First year: M1
Second year: M2
*(Between brackets the number of teaching hours per course)
The Application Process:
Submit the following documents:
All these documents must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org in one pdf file as written in the application requirements named with “Yourfirsrname_yourlastname” with email subject “MDE Admission 2019/2020”. A hard copy must be submitted in the office of the French section (at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Third floor). Each candidate will be assigned a slot for an interview, if necessary, in August 2019.
Application Deadline: August 1st, 2019.