The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) was established in August, 1999 as a research and graduate teaching institution. It provides an integrated teaching and research program in the following areas:
- Social Policy;
- Governance and Public Policy;
- Economic Development Policy.
The Institute focuses on issues relevant to small developing countries operating within a dynamic international environment.
Objectives of the Programmes
The MPhil and PhD degree programmes are research oriented and normally requires the candidate:
- To show satisfactory knowledge of the background of the subject;
- To write clearly and in a logical and ordered fashion;
- To use appropriate research methods and techniques competently;
- To display an ability to analyze critically and evaluate independently the relevant literature and related material;
- To make an advance in knowledge of the subject.
The PhD degree programme requires the candidate:
- To achieve the same objectives as specified in the M.Phil. degree programme;
- To make a significant original contribution to knowledge;
- To produce a thesis which is worthy of publication.
MPhil: Not less than 2 years, not more than 5 years Full-time / 3 years minimum or 7 years maximum Part-time
PhD: Enrolled as MPhil candidate with the option to upgrade after 1 year - 4 years minimum or 6 years maximum Full-time / 4 years minimum or 8 years maximum Part-time