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Entrance 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.

Programme Structure

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.

Compulsory courses:

Code

Name

Credits

Level

ECO4116F

Cross sectional econometric methods

16

8

ECO4117F

Panel data methods

16

8

ECO4115S

Consumption and microeconomic theory

16

8

ECO4119S

The Analysis of Complex Surveys

14

8

ECO4121S 

Welfare Measurement

14

8

ECO4118S

Applied Labour Economics

14

8


Research component

Code

Name

Credits

Level

ECO4120S

Research Project

30

8

                                                                                                                                                                  

To qualify for the PGDip, students must pass all courses including the research report to a value of 120 HEQF credits.The research component is examined by way of a research report (30 HEQF credits) which will be due early February in the year following the coursework.

Readmission rules:

Students who fail may repeat a maximum of two courses of the coursework component once provided that they have submitted the required research report within the timeframe for submission. A compulsory course may be repeated only if the student scored at least 40% at first attempt.There will be no supplementary examinations.

Further programme specific administrative requirements:

In addition to completing the University application form, all students must also submit a CV, letter of motivation and the names and contact details of two referees before 31 October.  The programme begins in January.

Distinction rules:

The Honours degree may be awarded in “the First Class” if student has an overall average of at least 75%, with a subminimum of 70% for the course work and for the research dissertation.

Apply

Applications are now open and close on 31 October 2018. To apply online click here.