Program of Study of the Introductory Year to the Masters Degree

 

The student is required to study eight courses over the period of at least two semesters (equivalent to 24 credit hours). Each course is taught over three hours per week. The following is the program compulsory and elective courses in each academic field.

 

First: Introductory Year to PhD in Economics:

 

The student can choose one of the following specialized branches:

1. Development Economics

2. Monetary and International Economics

3. Islamic Economics

 

The courses taught in the branch of “Development Economics” are as follows:

First Semester Second Semester
Advanced Studies in the Theory of Economic Development Contemporary Issues in Financing Economic Development
Econometric Models for Macroeconomic Policies Economic Development and Foreign Trade
Economics and Problems of Industrial and Energy Development Economics and Problems of Agricultural and Maritime Resources Development

Elective Course from:

- Advanced Studies in Macroeconomic Theory

- Monetary and Financial Planning and Policies

- World Experiences in Development

Elective Course from:

- Advanced Studies in Microeconomic Theory and Welfare Economics

- Economics of Human Development and Distribution

- Contemporary Issues in Sustainable Development

 

The courses taught in the branch of “Monetary and International Economics” are as follows:

First Semester Second Semester
Advanced Studies in Macroeconomic Theory Advanced Studies in Microeconomic Theory and Welfare Economics
Modern Theories in Foreign Trade and International Finance Econometric Models for Macroeconomic Policies
Advanced Studies in Contemporary Monetary Theories and Policies Economics of International Financial and Capital Markets

Elective Course from:

- Monetary and Banking Systems and Policies in Emerging Countries

- Economics and Problems of Foreign Investment

- Economics and Problems of International Economic Integration

Elective Course from:

- Regional and International Agreements and Cooperation Policies

- Balance of Payment and Foreign Exchange Policies in Emerging Countries

- International Monetary and Economic Organizations

 

The courses taught in the branch of “Islamic Economics” are as follows:

First Semester Second Semester
Advanced Studies in Macroeconomic Theory Monetary Theories and Policies in Contemporary Economic Systems
Investment and Musharkah Financing System in Islam Economic and Human Development in Islam
Economics of Islamic Banks Evolution of Islamic Economic Thought

Elective Course from:

- Advanced Studies in Monetary and Financial Theories and Policies

- Economic Cooperation between Islamic Countries

- Financial Systems and Policies in Islam

Elective Course from:

- Advanced Studies in Welfare Economics

- Econometric Models for Macroeconomic Policies

- International Economic and Monetary Organizations

 

 

Second: Introductory Year to PhD in Political Science:

 

The student can choose one of the following specialized branches:

1. Political Theory

2. Political Systems

3. International Political Relations

 

The courses taught in the branch of “Political Theory” are as follows:

First Semester Second Semester
Advanced Readings in Research Methods Political Ideologies
Standard Political Theory Empirical Political Theory
History of Political Thought Islamic Political Thought
Elective Course Elective Course

 

The courses taught in the branch of “Political Systems” are as follows:

First Semester Second Semester
Advanced Readings in Research Methods Theory of Democracy
Advanced Readings in Comparative Political Theories Politics and Governance of the Southern Countries
Advanced Readings in Central Administration and Local Governance Advanced Readings in Comparative Governments
Elective Course Elective Course

 

The courses taught in the branch of “International Political Relations” are as follows:

First Semester Second Semester
Advanced Readings in Research Methods Theoretical Trends in Foreign Policy Analysis
Theories of International Relations Theoretical Trends in Analyzing International Relations
Advanced Readings in International Regulation Specific Readings in Strategy and National Security
Elective Course Elective Course

 

The student chooses the elective course in each semester in accordance with the recommendations of his/her academic supervisor and depending on the nature of his/her research. When choosing the elective courses for the PhD program, the student is not allowed to repeat any of the courses he/she already studied during the Masters Degree.

 

The following is a list of the elective courses for the PhD Degree in the Department of Political Science:

1. Quantitative Analysis in Political Studies

2. Qualitative Analysis in Political Studies

3. Use of Theoretical models in Political Analysis

4. Use of Theoretical models in Analysis of International Relations

5. Institutional Analysis in Comparative Politics

6. Political Risk Analysis

7. Advanced Studies in Human Rights

8. Arab Political Thought

9. Constitutional Theory

10. Political Systems and Life in Egypt

11. Governance System Change

12. Revolutions and Political Change

13. Governance Systems in the Middle East

14. Governance Systems in Europe and America

15. General Policies Analysis

16. Egyptian Foreign Policy

17. International Political Problems and Crises

18. Cultural Diversity and Dialogue

19. Foreign Policies of Major Countries

20. Arab world in Global Politics

21. Middle East in Global Politics

22. Islamic World in Global Politics

23. Relations between the North and the South

 

The student can also choose any of the compulsory courses in the other branches or in the Masters or PhD programs of Economics for his/her elective course in accordance with the recommendations of the academic supervisor and depending on the nature of his/her research.