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WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$3,396 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSc)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Humanities
Campus:Upper Campus
Application Deadline: 31 July 2021
Programme Overview

This classic combination of Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) involves an academically rigorous grounding in all of these closely connected subjects, as well as the opportunity to specialise in at least one of them.

Students not only follow a curriculum designed in consultation with all three participating academic disciplines but also have the opportunity to participate in an annual PPE Humanities Colloquium and essay competition.

After the PPE, depending on the courses they have chosen, students may study for Honours degrees in any of the three fields or in PPE.

Curriculum

First year: 8 semester courses

(a) ECO1010F Microeconomics

(b) ECO1011S Macroeconomics

(c) PHI1010S Ethics

(d) PHI1024F Introduction to Philosophy

(e) POL1004F Introduction to Politics

(f) POL1005S Introduction to Politics B

(g) STA1000S Introductory Statistics

(h) One of the following:

MAM1010F Mathematics 1010

MAM1000W Mathematics 1000

Second year: 8 semester courses

(a) ECO2003F Microeconomics II

(b) ECO2004S Macroeconomics II

(c) ECO2007S Cooperation and Competition

(d) PHI2041S Great Philosophers

(e) PHI2042F Political Philosophy

(f) POL2038F Comparative Politics

(g) At least one of the following:

POL2039F Politics of International Economic Relations

POL2042S Comparative Public Institutions

POL2043S South African Politics

(h) If there is a remaining course, it is to be chosen from the following:

ECO2008S Development Economics

PHI2012F Philosophy of Psychology and Mind

PHI2016S Philosophy of Art and Literature

PHI2037F Applied Ethics

PHI2040S Philosophy of Science

PHI2043F/S Business Ethics

PHI2044F Philosophy of Mathematics

PHI2045S Philosophy of Race

Third year: 6 semester courses

(a) ECO3025S Applied International Trade Bargaining

(b) PHI3023F Logic and Language

(c) At least one of the following:

POL3029F Politics of Africa and the Global South

POL3030F Conflict in World Politics

POL3037F South African Public Policy Analysis

POL3038S Urban Politics and Administration

POL3045S Global Governance

POL3046S South African Political Thought

(d) Remaining courses to be selected from this list:

ECO3009F Natural Resource Economics

ECO3016F History of Economic Thought

ECO3020F Advanced Macro and Microeconomics

ECO3021S Quantitative Methods in Economics

ECO3022S Advanced Labour Economics

ECO3023S Public Sector Economics

ECO3024F International Trade and Finance

PHI3024S Metaphysics and Epistemology

Admission Requirements

NSC Examinations

FPS 450 or above
NBT AL: Proficient
NBT QL: Upper-Intermediate
Subject requirements: Mathematics 60% or above

Admission Point Score
32

Minimum Mathematics requirement
A-Level: E
AS-Level: C
NSSC: Higher Level 3
IB HL: grade 3
IB SL: grade 5

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

Apply online

You will need a working email address and your South African identity number. If you are an international applicant, you need your passport number.

Applications close

31 July of the year prior to study for South African and international applicants.

Application status

Check your application status online or follow the directions on your letter from the admissions office in order to log in and determine your application status. Should you not have received your login and password, you may also use your names and birth date.

Career Opportunities

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
– Politics
– Law
– Banking and economic sector
– Policy advise
– Research analysis
– Academia
– Civil service
– Diplomatic service
– Journalism and media
– Education

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,396
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,396

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).

South African citizens and South African permanent residents

An initial payment of fees (for tuition and residence) is due by January. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. You will be allowed to register if the initial payment has not been received by the due date.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment),

plus if applicable;

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due 30 June 2020.

International students from the SADC region

An initial payment of fees (tuition and residence and the administrative service fee) is due before registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment), plus

Non-refundable administrative service fee R4,000

plus if applicable

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

International Students

International students must make a minimum initial payment towards the tuition fees, international term fees and residence fees (where applicable), prior to registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

Payment due prior to registration for:

UCT full-time international fee-paying students (except Master’s & PhD students): R95,000

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

plus if applicable:

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full residence cost. Final payment is due in June.

Relevant Contact

 
Dr Greg Fried
Programme Convener
 
Marchelle Erasmus
Administrative Officer