African Ecomomic Thought

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10hrs a week


African Economic Thought gives rise to three related questions: What were or are the characteristics of African economic development? In what ways and to what extent did the colonial experience transform them? And what elements of Africa’s economic history can we
use to chart a course for modern development? The teaching of economics in Africa and the training of African economists must
cater for the African experience.

This master programme (as in master level not an MA), with a bold and alternative curriculum for a new generation of
economists and economic thinkers, is an attempt to facilitate the process of decolonising economics. It is aimed at exposing
limitations in the current economic models and systematic training of economists to improve the quality of economic theory
and research output from African stakeholders.


Noble Kofi Nazzah

Dr. Geraldine Sibanda

Noble Kofi Nazzah

Noble Kofi Nazzah

African Economic Thought is delivered with a mix of learning approaches that are designed to challenge students to self-reflect and construct development solutions to real-life scenarios. The course combines live case study, group work and discussion where you will be expected to apply learning and guidance from your tutor. Lectures and tutorials will be delivered via our online campus, with various methods such as audio-visual materials, practical exercises, group discussions and guided reading.

Assessment will be made via a combination of a course assignment, peer engagement quizzes, and tests.

Aside from mandatory live lectures each week, students will also be expected to participate in online discussions and peer learning.

Tuition for the course is £2850

Students can choose to pay upfront at a discount or to pay the full price in instalments.

Bursary available for students from certain regions. Please follow the links to our funding page

The School of Pan African Thought Ltd is a member of the CPD Certification Service.

This course will be submitted for accreditation and certification with the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service and is therefore recognised as applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies.

A professional qualification in African Economic Thought opens and enhances career paths in various sectors. Graduates of become well-positioned for to enter or grow in industries such as:

• Government: Contribute to economic policy development and implementation. International Organisations: Work with institutions like the World Bank or African Development Bank.

• Research & Academia: Teach or pursue further research on African economies with research institutions and think tanks

• Consulting: Provide expertise to the private sector, to businesses and organisations operating in Africa.

• Non-profit Sector: Support economic development initiatives across the continent.

• Advisor: Use your knowledge to provide expertise to international development organisations, financial institutions and consulting firms

• Diplomat: Represent your country in international affairs or work for development agencies, promoting economic reforms and fostering cooperation across Africa.

• Journalist or Reporter: Cover economic news and developments related to Africa, informing the public and holding actors accountable through investigative journalism.

These are just a few examples, and the possibilities are limitless. Your specific interests, skills, and qualifications will further shape your career trajectory. The key is to leverage your knowledge of African Economic Thought to make a positive impact on the continent.

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