Programme Convenor : Associate Professor Mare Sarr
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.
- 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.
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.
Quantitative Methods for Economists
Advanced Microeconomics OR
Two courses to be chosen from (30 credits each):
Natural Resource Economics
Applied International Trade
Views of Institutional and Behavioural Economics
Applied Time Series Analysis
Applied Growth Theory
Macroeconomic Policy Analysis
Research & Policy Tools
Problems of Globalisation, Industrialisation and Development
Governance and Growth
Minor Dissertation (60 credits)
With the permission of the Graduate convener, students maybe permitted to take one Masters course (level 5000) from another Department.Options may be added or withdrawn according to circumstances each year.
To qualify for the Masters degree, students must pass all courses including the research component to a value of 240 HEQF credits.
The research component is examined by way of a mini-dissertation (60 HEQF credits) which will be due early February in the year following the coursework.
Students who fail may repeat a maximum of two courses of the coursework component once provided that they have submitted the required dissertation within the time frame for submission. A compulsory course may be repeated only if the student scored at least 40% at first attempt. If a student fails an elective they may substitute it with another elective.
There will be no supplementary examinations. Satisfactory progress for research as per the MoU (Memorandum of Understanding)
Further programme specific administrative requirements:
The closing date is 31st October. The programme begins in January.
Please refer to http://www.commerce.uct.ac.za/Pages/Postgraduate-Studies