Academic Links and Affiliations
The Department has academic links and affiliations with some universities and academic organisation at various levels. At the moment the Department of Economics has an official link with a group of Anglophone Universities in Sub-Saharan African region. These universities have come together and through the aegis of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) based in Nairobi, Kenya offer a Collaborative MA Programme (CMAP). The CMAP has been running for about ten years and has proved so popular and successful. During the first academic year of full time study, graduate students undertake core programme consisting of compulsory and foundation unit courses. On completion of the core programme, students are sent for the Joint Facility for Electives (JFE), usually held in Nairobi, Kenya, where they take two elective courses.