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WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$2,255 /year
Part-time Study:2 Years
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Master of Commerce (MCom)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:College of Business and Economics
Campus:Kingsway Campus
Course Type:Master by Coursework
Application Deadline: 30 October 2021
Programme Overview

The purpose of this qualification is to develop an advanced level of knowledge, skills and applied competence in the field of Local Economic Development (LED). The programme is specifically designed to meet the requirements of the LED profession and is aimed at students who plan to qualify as Certified LED professionals.

This professional Master’s degree prepares students to reflect on the practice of LED. Through the research component, students will contribute towards the development of knowledge at an advanced level and prepare them for specialised professional employment

Curriculum

First Year

• Globalisation and Local Regional Development

• Research Methodology: Economics

• Systems Thinking in Local and Regional Economic Development

• Leadership and Sustainable Local and Regional Economic Development

• Macroeconomic Issues in Development

Second Year

• Poverty and Inequality

• Technical Research Project: Local Economic Development

• Strategic Planning for Local and Regional Economic Development

• Technical Research Project: Local Economic Development

Admission Requirements

The minimum admission requirement is a cognate Bachelor Honours Degree or a Postgraduate Diploma.

Alternatively, any other four-year qualification on NQF LEVEL 8 and related Micro- and Macroeconomics and or related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the School of Economics.

A preparatory study and an entrance examination may be required by the UJ School of Economics.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $12
Application Fees for SADC and African Students: $12

ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS

Please note the following:

— No application fee will be charged for online applications.

— If you have previously applied and have a UJ student number, please call the UJ Call Centre (011 559 4555) to ensure that your cell number and email address are captured on our student database. This will ensure you receive a PIN number to complete the online application process.

An applicant must go to www.uj.ac.za/Apply and select online web application.

PAPER APPLICATIONS

Paper application forms are available on request at a fee of R200. Please note, there is no payment required for online applications.

NB: If you receive a conditional acceptance letter, your matric results will determine final admission into the programme you have applied for. Only then will you be allowed to register.

Career Opportunities

• Charity/NGOs/Government work

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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $2,255
Tuition Fees for SADC and African Students: $2,438

*The normal Tuition Fees for South African Students is R41,950

35% of the tuition fees need to be paid by April, and 100% by July.

All students must pay at least R3,870 before they begin their studies while students residing on campus will need to pay at least R6,470 before the begin.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries and other African Countries pay a non-refundable ICT levy, a registration fee, and a non-refundable international levy of R2,000.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the rest of the world (outside Africa) pay a non-refundable ICT levy, a registration fee, plus a non-refundable international levy of R17,000

International Levy Amount:
-SADC & Africa – R2,000
-Rest of the World – R17,000

ICT Levy – R430
Registration Fee – R610

The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

For International Students:
**
International Student Tuition Fees = Normal Tuition Fee (R41,950) + International Levy (R2,000) + ICT Levy (R430) +Registration Fee (R610) = R‭44,990‬
-an upfront payment of 30% of tuition fees should be paid at registration.
-then 35% of the tuition fees should be paid by next 30 April.
-and the final 35% of the tuition fees should be paid by 31 July.
The University will offer a 5% discount should all fees be paid at registration.
Fees generally increase between 5 and 15 percent per year. Please contact the University in December to obtain the approved fees for the 2021 academic year.

Relevant Contact

 
Mr. Nathaniel Mudzunga
Faculty Officer
 
Miss. Charlene Eloff
Faculty Officer
 
Mr. Oratilwe Mereyotlhe
Administrative Assistant