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Advanced courses: Level 500

Overview

TRAPCA offers a total of 10 advanced courses that have to be taken by anyone desirous of attaining the award of its prestigious Master of Science Degree in International Trade Policy and Trade Law (MSc). Each of the 10 advanced courses is offered through a two-week on-site learning in Arusha, Tanzania and off-site pre-session and post-session assignments each corresponding to two weeks learning activities.

The following ten modules are on the menu of advanced courses that are part of the TRAPCA MSc Degree Programme:

  1. TRP 501: Economic Foundations of Trade and Trade Policy.
  2. TRP 502: Legal Foundations of Trade and Trade Policy.
  3. TRP 503: Tools for Trade Policy Analysis.
  4. TRP 504: Economic and Legal aspects of Trade in Services.
  5. TRP 505: Intellectual Property Law and Development.
  6. TRP 506: Competition Policy, Law and Development.
  7. TRP 507: Regional Economic Integration and Trade Facilitation.
  8. TRP 508: Sectorial Trade Policies and Development.
  9. TRP 509: Drafting and Interpretation of Trade Agreements.
  10. TRP 510: International Trade Negotiations.

The first two of the above courses are core courses, which must be passed for students to be awarded either a Post-Graduate Diploma in International Trade Policy and Trade Law, Advanced Level or a Master of Science Degree in International Trade Policy and Trade Law. There are also fundamental courses namely TRP 503, TRP 504, TRP 505, TRP 507 and TRP 508. These courses are a key feature of the advanced courses and further constitute fundamental areas in which sectoral dimension of international trade policy and trade law find their practical meaning. There are also elective courses that are made up of: TRP 506, TRP 509 and TRP 510. These courses differentiated by their areas of specialisation and their relevance may be seasonal.

The Awards

The Independent Advanced Level Courses may lead to either a Postgraduate Diploma in International Trade Policy and Trade Law, Advanced Level; or to a Master of Science Degree in International Trade Policy and Trade Law.

To qualify for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in International Trade Policy and Trade Law, Advanced Level; a candidate shall be required to pass the two core advanced courses, namely: TRP 501 and TRP 502 plus three other advanced courses from the remaining eight.

To qualify for the award of the Master of Science Degree in International Trade Policy and Trade Law; a candidate shall be required to pass all 10 advanced courses and a Master thesis, which is undertaken with supervision from TRAPCA Faculty members. For more information see the TRAPCA prospectus (click here for the prospectus).

Why Study at TRAPCA

TRAPCA is the only institution in Africa if not global, that offers academic program on international trade for the exclusive benefit of both English Speaking and French Speaking Sub-Saharan African LDCs and low-income countries, benefiting women as well as men. The quality of TRAPCA’s training is unrivaled in Africa and it is renowned for being of international standard. In this regard, TRAPCA has partnered with a renowned, high-ranking and internationally recognized institution, Lund University of Sweden as its academic partner. By virtue of this partnership, TRAPCA is the only African institution offering training on international trade policy, trade law and trade facilitation that is accredited to a top notch European University. In addition, TRAPCA’s programmes are delivered by high the quality Global Faculty Members. Further, as elaborated by feedback under the Tracer Studies and Alumni section, TRAPCA’s tangible results as well as impact on both the alumni and their institution is very positive. Majority of TRAPCA alumni have and are excelling as trade negotiators for their respective governments, senior officials in Regional Economic Communities across Africa as well as Multilateral Institutions, Research Fellows; and leaders in African Business Councils’, just to name a few.

How to Apply

Please complete the application form provided on this page.

Limited Sponsorship

TRAPCA with funding from the Swedish Government through Sida provides limited number of scholarships for the Academic Courses to applicants from African Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Low Income Countries (LICs) as per the DAC List of LDCs and LICs. These scholarships are mainly partial, covering either one or a combination of at least two of any of the following components: tuition, accommodation and travel to Arusha, Tanzania. If you are from an eligible Sub-Saharan African LDC or LIC Country, for more details on the sponsorship and how to apply for it see the quick link below on scholarships.

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