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The Department of Economics is one of the largest and most successful economics departments in South Africa. With over 30 faculty members, the department is able to offer a wide range of postgraduate courses within the coursework Honours and Masters programmes. .

In 2003 an exciting new coursework PhD programme was introduced i.e. the AERC Collaborative Programme. In this programme students take some courses in Cape Town and some in Nairobi over two years and then write a dissertation. We also offer purely research-based degrees at both Masters and PhD level, as well as a popular part-time Honours programme in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management.

UCT’s postgraduate economics degrees carry full international recognition because of their carefully designed content, which makes them comparable with similar programmes abroad.

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Term Dates: The Masters and Honours degrees commence three weeks prior to the official start of the University term. The Masters degree ends approximately two weeks after the end of the second quarter. Please contact the Postgraduate Administrator for the exact term dates

Postgraduate Programmes

The School of Economics offers the following Postgraduate Programmes:

Honours Programmes

The School of Economics offers the following Honours Programmes:

Masters Programmes

The School of Economics offers the following Masters Programmes:

Doctorate Programmes

Please note that the closing date for the AERC Collaborative PhD programme is 31 July. Please note this earlier closing date.

The School of Economics offers the following Doctorate Programmes: