WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$3,634 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Commerce Honours (BCom Honours))
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Commerce
Campus:Upper Campus
Application Deadline: 31 October 2021
Programme Overview

This honours in theoretical and applied statistics and operations research aims to build on and consolidate the undergraduate studies in Statistical Sciences by giving students a good theoretical basis through the teaching of core modules and by exposing them to many different areas of statistical sciences through the offering of several elective modules.

It includes a significant computing component. It is geared towards preparing students for jobs in quantitative analysis in widely diverse fields in industry, finance, and medicine. It also offers training in research through supervised project work.


Research Project

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
The minimum requirements are MAM1000W (MAM1010 and MAM1012), one semester of Computer Science 1 plus one of the following two sets of 3rd-year courses: Applied Statistics stream: STA3030F + STA3036S; OR Mathematical Statistics Stream: STA3041F, STA3043S.

Applicants fulfilling the minimum requirements above with an average of 65% or more for their 3rd-year courses (at first attempt) can be confident of admission into the programme. Students who do not achieve the 65% level will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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;
– Data Analyst.
– Equity Analyst.
– Quantitative Analyst.
– Data Scientist.
– Actuarial Analyst.
– Business Analyst, IT.
– Marketing Coordinator.

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,634
Tuition Fees for International Students: $5,729

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 Greg Distiller
Programme Convener
Mrs Celene Jansen-Fielies
Administrative Assistant