Intermediate Courses

Intermediate Level

trapca’s Postgraduate Diploma Programmes at intermediate level consists of a specified number of trapca’s intermediate courses and will together with a one course equivalent research paper qualify the student for an award of trapca Postgraduate Diploma Intermediate Level.

The Postgraduate Diplomas are designed to promote knowledge and create competencies that give effect to trapca’s mandate. The target audience of this Diploma programme 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, business and relevanr civil society organisations in LDCs and other low income sub-Saharan countries.

Currently the Post-Graduate Diploma Programmes at Intermediate level include;

Post-Graduate Diploma in International Trade Policy and Trade Law
Post-Graduate Diploma in WTO Law and Dispute Settlement
Post-Graduate Diploma in International Trade Facilitation

Content

The Postgraduate Diploma programmes consists of three core courses, three elective courses and a 5000-word research paper. The three core courses:

TRP 301: International Trade Policy and Development
TRP 302: International Trade Law and Development
TRP 303: Quantitative Trade Policy Analysis
The elective courses on offer are as follows:

Post-Graduate Diploma in International Trade Policy and Trade Law
TRP 304: Trade Negotiations and Cooperation
TRP 305: Trade Remedies and Dispute Settlement
TRP 306: Trade and Environment
TRP 307: Trade and Intellectual Property Right
TRP 308: Investment and Trade Facilitation
TRP 309: Trade in Agriculture
TRP 310: Trade in Services
TRP 311: Trade Policy, Gender and Poverty Alleviation
TRP 312: South-South Regional Integration
TRP 313: Strategic Management for Trade
TRP 314: Green Economy and Trade
TRP 315: Drafting and Interpretation of Trade Agreement
TRP100:Post-graduate Certificate in International Trade and Development (CITD)

Post-Graduate Diploma in WTO Law and Dispute Settlement

TRP 304: Trade Negotiations and Cooperation
TRP 305: Trade Remedies and Dispute Settlement (core)
TRP 306: Trade and Environment
TRP 307: Trade and Intellectual Property Right
TRP 315: Drafting and Interpretation of Trade Agreement

Post-Graduate Diploma in International Trade Facilitation

TFT 304: Border Agencies and Trade Facilitation
TFT 305: Agricultural Standards and Trade Facilitation
TFT 306: Trade Facilitation and Investment
TFT 307: Logistics and Trade Facilitation
TFT100: Post-graduate Certificate in International Trade Facilitation (CITF)
The research paper should be around 5000 words focusing on a topic relevant to the specific postgraduate diploma being pursued. The Research Paper is subjected to plagiarism test before being marked. Thereafter, the candidate shall be required to orally present the Research Paper at a seminar before a panel consisting of faculty members designated by the Academic Director.

Requirements for the Award of the Diploma

A candidate is awarded a postgraduate diploma at the intermediate level upon successfully completing a total of six courses (three core, three electives) and attaining a pass on the research paper.

Admission Requirements

The general admission requirements for the Specialised Short Course are as follows:

  • Participants should have a first academic degree in economics, law, social science or another relevant field or its equivalent.
  • Participants should have work experience from a trade or development related area in government, the wider public sector, private sector or non-governmental/civil society organisation.
  • Participants should originate from LDCs or low income Sub-Saharan African countries.
  • Participants should have a good command of the English language. Where English was not the medium of instruction language during the applicant’s first degree, there must be evidence of good knowledge of English demonstrated through appropriate passes in TOEFL or other internationally recognised English language proficiency qualifications.
  • Participants who have successfully completed a foundation course covering the issues of Trade and/or Development, such as the trapca’s foundational course TRP 100 Certificate in International Trade and Development (CITD) or TFT 100 Certificate in International Trade Facilitation will have an added advantage.