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Undergraduate Programmes

At UCT, as at universities all over the world, enrolments in economics classes are growing rapidly. An undergraduate degree in economics not only prepares you for entrance into the world of business, finance and management, but also provides an excellent background for those entering into the field of agricultural economics, international trade, the environment, public policy, education and health. Many economists trained at UCT have taken up managerial positions in the manufacturing, agricultural, mining, banking and financial sectors, and in several public enterprises and state departments.

The School of Economics offers the following undergraduate economics programmes:

(a) Philosophy, Politics & Economics Degree (PPE) (B.Com or B. Soc. Sci.)

(b) Economics & Finance Degree (B. Com.) 

(c) Economics & Statistics Degree (B. Com.) 

(d) Economics & Law Degree (B. Com.)

In addition, the School of Management Studies offers a Bachelor of Business Science (B.BusSci) Degree specialising in Economics. Click here for further information.

The Humanities Faculty allows students to major in Economics and one other subject in a general Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSci) degree. Click here for further information.