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WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$4,030 for the full programme
Part-time Study:2 Years
Final Award:Master of Economic Science
Academic Unit:Faculty of Commerce, Law & Management
Campus:West Campus
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020
Programme Overview

The Division of Economics prides itself on the diversity of interests and fields of its faculty. The faculty is actively involved in research and publication activities and is active in international and national professional societies. The research interests of the Division are both applied and theoretical, spanning from financial market dynamics, firm and industry dynamics, political economy, technological institutions, and social welfare issues.

Curriculum

The Masters in Economics Science comprises 6 courses – 4 compulsory and 2 electives – as well as a research paper.

  • Research Report
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics A
  • Advanced Mathematical Economics
  • Time-Series Econometrics or Applied Econometrics

In addition, the candidate must choose four elective courses offered for Economics and Economic Science Masters.
(NB: Not all electives will be offered every year.)

Admission Requirements

Masters by coursework and research report:

  • A bachelors degree with honours.

Additional Entry RequirementsApplicants are required to hold a BCom Honours degree in Economics/ Economic Sciences (or equivalent) from a recognised university and must have achieved an average of at least 65% in the Honours degree to be considered.

International applicants and South African applicants who do not hold South African university degrees must have their degree(s) assessed by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) before making an application. Ideally, the applicant should apply for SAQA assessment at least 3 months before applying to the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management. Please see the SAQA website for more details: www.saqa.co.za

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $42

  • Applications are handled centrally by the Student Enrolment Centre (SEnC). Once your application is complete in terms of requested documentation, your application will be referred to the relevant School for assessment. Click here to see an overview of the Wits applications process.
  • Please apply online. Upload your supporting documents at the time of application, or via the Self Service Portal.
  • Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal, view academic application status, accept an offer (once certified hardcopies have been received by SEnC), apply and check residence application status, and generate a fees estimate.
  • Selections for programmes that have a limited intake but attract a large number of applications may only finalise the application at the end of the application cycle.
Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $4,030
Tuition Fees for International Students: $4,030

*Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries pay the same annual tuition fees as South Africans plus an International Registration Fee (IRF). The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
*Students sponsored by the Government of Rwanda will be treated as and pay the same amount as SADC students.
*Students from all other countries (Non-SADC) will pay the same amount as South African Students
*Diplomats and their dependents stationed in South Africa & International Wits employees and their dependents will pay South African tuition fees + International Registration Fee (IRF).

Relevant Contact

 
Miss Lucia Fennessy
Postgraduate Administrator