MSc Pre-requisite trade policy and trade law (eLearning) English and French



For those prospects who have not yet done TRP400 should not apply for TRP501 to TRP510.

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MSc Pre-requisite trade policy and trade law (eLearning) English &French


Pre-Requisite to Advanced Courses: TRP 400

This course is offered for a period of six weeks. It serves as prerequisite to admission into advanced courses.

About the Pre-Requisite to Advanced Courses

Each TRP 400 Course is offered through e-learning for a maximum duration of six weeks. The first two weeks focus on an introductory module to international trade law, the second set of two weeks are dedicated to an introductory module on the economics of international trade and the last set of two weeks focus on quantitative tools for trade policy analysis. Assessments for each module included online assignments and online examinations. Students take online examinations at the end of each week and those that pass all assessments become eligible for enrolment into the Advanced courses, namely, TRP 510-TRP510.

Minimum Admission requirements for Academic Courses

In order to be admitted in any of trapca academic programmes, at the minimum the applicant must:

  • Hold a first degree in Economics, Law, Social Sciences or any other relevant field from a recognised university or academic institution.
  • Before admission into Advanced programmes students must first enroll and pass pre-requisite courses.
  • Have work experience from a trade or development-related area in government, the wider public sector, private sector or nongovernmental/civil society organization
  • Show high motivation to pursue a career in international trade albeit subject to requisite consideration;
  • Have a proven command of the language in which the programme or course is advertised and offered.

Relevance of Academic Courses

The relevance of the above programmes resides in their ability to promote the kinds of knowledge and understanding as well as key analytical competencies and capacities that make it possible for participants to help their countries, regions and institutions to:
• Make full use of existing trade opportunities in foreign markets.
• Choose import, industrial, investment and trade facilitation policies conducive to development and poverty reduction, in light of existing and prospective trade agreements.
• Influence future agreements in an advantageous manner by negotiating improvements for LDCs and low income Sub- Saharan African countries access to foreign markets while maintaining their abilities to pursue trade and trade influencing policies conducive to development and poverty reduction.

Target Group

The target audience consists of individuals involved in trade-related activities in their capacity as officials, executives or members of relevant ministries and government agencies, parliamentary institutions, universities, representatives from the private sector and civil society .

Fees and Financing

Limited support may be availed to qualifying applicants from African LDCs, LICs and women from sub-Saharan African middle income developing countries to cater for either full or partial scholarships. Priority is given to female applicants who are largely under-represented in the trade sector
The tuition fee for self-financed participants is specified in section 7.

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