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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.

Term Dates: The Masters and Honours degrees commence three weeks prior to the official start of the University term. Please contact the Postgraduate Administrator for the exact term dates.

The School of Economics offers the following Postgraduate Programmes:

Postgraduate Diploma

Honours Programmes

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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: CommercePG Handbook 2018



  • Postgraduate Diploma in Survey Data Analysis for Development Convenor: Dr Andrew Kerr 
  • EAFM  (email: )
  • Graduate AdministratorPaula Bassingthwaighte , (
  • Graduate Assistant: Yasmina Charles, (email:

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