WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,954 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Master of Commerce (MCom)
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Commerce
Campus:Middle Campus
Course Type:Master by Coursework & Dissertation
Application Deadline: 31 October 2021
Programme Overview

The School of Economics offers a one-year taught Masters in Economics programme.  The objective of the Masters by coursework is to equip students with the theoretical and technical knowledge required to practise as a professional economist in the public and private sector.  All courses, including the core theory courses, include theoretical and empirical applications to reflect the objectives of the degree.


The Masters in Economics programme comprises four compulsory courses in the first semester, two elective courses in the second semester, and a compulsory research paper.  The degree runs over 12 months.  The programme comprises of 240 credits.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
– An average of at least 65% in an Honours degree in Economics.
– Applicants may be required to undertake a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test.
– Students who have completed equivalent courses at the Master level may apply for exemption, but not credits, from particular courses.
– Recommendation of acceptance is at the discretion of the Graduate Committee.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $18

How to apply
Postgraduate applications are only possible online and must be submitted at

If you need help in completing your application, or advice about your choice of programme, contact:
Tel: (021) 650-2128 or email:
The Admissions Office is located on Level 4, Masingene Building, Middle
Campus, and will where necessary refer you to a faculty office or department for more details information or advice.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities are;
– Accountant.
– Operations Manager.
– Financial Analyst.
– Research Analyst.
– Data Analyst.
– Economist.
– Investment Banker.
– Credit Officer.

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $1,954
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,954

Please note that fees and payment requirements differ for local and international students. A further distinction is made between international students from the SADC region, international students from elsewhere in Africa, and international students from outside Africa. The following information does not apply to students registering at the Graduate School of Business (GSB).

Students must pay the Course Fees for the selected courses, plus an International Admin Service Fee of R4, 000 plus the International Term Fee where applicable
– International Admin Service Fee – R4000
– International Term Fee from outside Africa- R49900
– International Term Fee Non-SADC – R37263
– South Africa and SADC Application fee – R100
– Outside of SADC region – R300

Relevant Contact

Dr Reza Daniels
Programme Convener
Yasmina Charles
Administrative Officer