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Welcome to the home page of the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town.

The School of Economics is one of the largest departments in the University, offering tuition to more than 3000 undergraduate students and approximately 150 postgraduate students. The department consists of over 30 staff members who cover a broad range of disciplines in economics in their teaching and research. In addition, the School has a strong research focus and hosts several active research units.

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26 March, 2019

The School of Economics is seeking to appoint suitable post graduate candidates to join its academic team.

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Kasi kid’ wins Budget Speech competition
12 March, 2019

Caleb Qoyo, born in Ezibeleni township in Queenstown, in the Eastern Cape, has beaten both the odds and the competition to emerge as one of the brightest young economic thinkers in South Africa.

The 23-year-old economics student from the University of Cape Town (UCT) recently won the undergraduate section of the 2019 Nedbank/Old Mutual Budget Speech Competition.

Annually, Nedbank and Old Mutual invite young South Africans to share their insights on how to transform the economy. Essays were submitted in 2018 and the winners of the two sections – undergraduate and postgraduate – were named at a recent gala dinner.

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UCT master’s degrees pull international students
30 January, 2019

They come from far and wide: from Zimbabwe, Haiti, Latvia, Monaco and the Falkland Islands, a diverse enrolment of 605 new international students who will be studying at the University of Cape Town (UCT) this year.

UCT’s 29 000-strong student body has 5 000 international students from 117 countries outside South Africa. With 776 students at UCT, Zimbabwe tops the list for international recruits, followed by the United States (596), Kenya (193), Namibia (193), Nigeria (192) and Zambia (183).

A significant number of the international newbies have applied for master’s degree programmes, a trend that’s evident across all six academic faculties. Registrations show the Faculty of Health Sciences leads with 57 international master’s candidates, followed by the Faculty of Science with 44, and the Faculty of Commerce with 42.

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