MSc in International Trade Policy
The Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy and Services (SRC) offers a comprehensive Masters Programme in International Trade Policy (MITP) that provides practical insight into the dynamic world of trade policy and law helping entry-level, and mid-career professionals build a solid foundation in trade theory, practice and governance. The in-depth curriculum encourages critical thinking and uses the latest and authoritative texts, coupled with innovative techniques employed by a faculty comprising a unique blend of regional and international scholars, professionals and practitioners. Recognizing that people learn best by putting concepts into action, the MITP programme not only integrates trade policy issues with development agendas, but also engages participants in interactive learning scenarios that emulate the world of advocacy, negotiations and trade diplomacy. Graduates of the MITP programme are able to access new careers and increase their effectiveness at work thus effectively representing their countries, organizations or firms in international and regional fora.
The structure of the programme is as unique as its content, with delivery being centered on two (2) components – academic and practical.
WHO SHOULD APPLY
As the global economy becomes increasingly interconnected, corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, consulting companies, and NGOs, are all seeking to hire professionals with a solid understanding of these complex interrelations. The MITP programme presents a rewarding experience for anyone with a professional interest in trade policy, law and negotiation. The programme is ideal for public and private-sector professionals; persons interested or engaged in development economics, tourism, agriculture, manufacturing, services, law and the practice of international relations and trade.
- Applicants should normally have at least a Lower Second Class Honours degree or its equivalent in fields such as international economics, international relations, development studies, global studies, international business and international law.
- Candidates with pass degrees, that have other relevant qualifications and substantial work experience, will be considered for entry on a case-by-case basis.