WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$3,987 /year
Part-time Study:2 Years
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Postgraduate Diploma
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Commerce
Campus:Middle Campus
Application Deadline: 31 October 2021
Programme Overview

The Post-Graduate Diploma in Survey Data Analysis for Development programme comprises two compulsory courses in the first semester, four compulsory courses in the second semester and a compulsory research report. The degree runs over 12 months if undertaken full-time and 24 months if undertaken part-time.  The programme comprises of 120 credits


ECO4116F Cross-sectional econometric methods
ECO4117F Panel data methods
ECO4115S Consumption and microeconomic theory
ECO4119F The Analysis of Complex Surveys
ECO4121S Welfare Measurement
ECO4118S Applied Labour Economics

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
– A bachelor’s degree in statistics, economics or demography or
– An alternative tertiary qualification plus appropriate work experience, such as the use of econometric software  and data analysis, subject to the University’s RPL criteria and entrance exam
– 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;
– Research Data Analyst
– Education Research and Data Analyst
– Data & Research Analyst
– Electricity Data Analyst
– Data AnalystDigital Data Analyst

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,987
Tuition Fees for International Students: $7,759

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

Yasmina Charles
Postgraduate Office
Nikki Cavernelis
Administrative Officer