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Postgraduate Courses

Prospective students must consult the Postgraduate Faculty yearbook and Programme search for more information on the programmes offered.

Please note:
Honours: The Department of Economics plans to accept no more than 45 (total) students into its BCom (Hons) Economics and BCom (Hons) Econometrics programs. Selection criteria listed in the EMS postgraduate regulations bookletapply; we have not set out additional requirements beyond what we have listed there.

M Degrees: The Department of Economics plans to accept no more than 25 (total) students into its MCom Economics, MCom Econometrics and MPhil Economics programs. Selection criteria listed in the EMS postgraduate regulations bookletapply; we have not set out additional requirements beyond what we have listed there.

PhDs: The Department of Economics does not plan to accept more than 5 students into its PhD Economics program. Selection criteria listed in the EMS postgraduate regulations bookletapply; we have not set out additional requirements beyond what we have listed there. If you are interested in applying for a PhD, and you meet the selection criteria, you are encouraged to look through our department's research page to see what our researchers do. If you are interested in topics like the ones listed here, you are welcome to apply.


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The Department of Economics offers the following postgraduate degrees:

  • BComHons (Econometrics)

Students registered for the BComHons (Econometrics) degree must complete six compulsory courses. They are two microeconomics courses (Microeconomics Fundamentals and Applied Microeconomics in International Trade and Public Finance), two macroeconomic courses (Macroeconomic Fundamentals and Applied Macroeconomics in Monetary Economics and Economic Development) and two Econometrics courses (Econometrics 714 and Econometrics 724). In addition to the compulsory courses, students must also complete an essay (EKT 795). 
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Honours first semester study guides:
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Time series econometrics

  • BComHons (Economics)

Students registered for the BComHons (Economics) degree must complete six compulsory courses. They are two microeconomics courses (Microeconomics Fundamentals and Applied Microeconomics in International Trade and Public Finance), two macroeconomic courses (Macroeconomic Fundamentals and Applied Macroeconomics in Monetary Economics and Economic Development) and two Econometrics courses (Econometrics 713 and Econometrics 723). In addition to the compulsory courses, students must also complete an essay (EKN 795).
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Honours first semester study guides:
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Time series econometrics

The MCom Economics and MCom Econometrics programmes are currently undergoing certain changes. The aim is to enhance throughput and to allow students to complete their degrees in the shortest possible time.
Masters first semester study guides:
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Econometrics 1

This programme is designed specifically for students wanting to pursue a PhD in Economics. The courses within the programme focus exclusively on microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, and a range of econometrical skills that build the foundation for understanding published research in economics. 

  • PhD Economics

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