Master Program in Economics in South Africa

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A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

Aside from the distinguishing between microeconomics and macroeconomics, students who are studying economics must also learn the difference between positive economics and normative economics. The former deals with that which is, while the later deals with that which ought to be. Other distinguishing characteristics include economic theory and applied economics.

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MCom/MPhil in Transport Economics (RD)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

This programme is research-based with no coursework. Students and their study leaders decide on a research topic after which the student follows an agreed-upon research programme until the completion of the dissertation. [+]

This programme is research-based with no coursework. Students and their study leaders decide on a research topic after which the student follows an agreed-upon research programme until the completion of the dissertation. The studies can either be quantitative or qualitative in nature or a combination of both. Students are also supported through the university statistical support services in questionnaire design and data interpretation. Students undertaking the MCom Degree must have a BCom (Honours) in the field of study whilst students on the MPhil can come from other disciplines, provided they have the required academic foundation for the field of study.

Admission requirements

A relevant Honours Degree in Transport Economics on NQF Level 7 or 8. Applications are subject to a screening and selection process.... [-]


MCom in Economics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and understanding of economic principles and methods. [+]

The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and understanding of economic principles and methods. This programme will prepare students to reflect on their own economical applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of Economics as social science. A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and original work.

Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of a qualification on New NQF level 8 / Old NQF level 7, which is deemed applicable by the Department of Economics and Econometrics. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued registration) is subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific requirements. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the department. Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development, and successful completion of short courses aimed at skills and/or knowledge development. Candidates may also be required to successfully defend their research proposals at special discussion sessions.... [-]


MCom in Econometrics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 weeks February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and understanding of econometric methods. This programme will prepare students to reflect on their own economic applications by using econometric techniques either to perform empirical checks on specific economic models or as tools for forecasting and policy evaluation. A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and original work. [+]

The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and understanding of econometric methods. This programme will prepare students to reflect on their own economic applications by using econometric techniques either to perform empirical checks on specific economic models or as tools for forecasting and policy evaluation. A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and original work.

Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of a Bachelor of Commerce Honour's qualification on New NQF level 8/Old NQF level 7, which is deemed applicable by the Department of Economics and Econometrics. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued registration) is subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific requirements. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the department. Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development, and successful completion of short courses aimed at skills and/or knowledge development. Candidates may also be required to successfully defend their research proposals at special discussion sessions.... [-]


MPhil in Industrial Policy

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of the Master of Philosophy in Industrial Policy is to develop the students’ intellectual competencies, intellectual independence and practical skills in the acquisition, analysis, interpretation and application of appropriate industrial policies to support the structural transformation of the economies of the continent. [+]

The purpose of the Master of Philosophy in Industrial Policy is to develop the students’ intellectual competencies, intellectual independence and practical skills in the acquisition, analysis, interpretation and application of appropriate industrial policies to support the structural transformation of the economies of the continent. The programme consists of core modules offering an in-depth coverage of a broad range of issues pertaining to industrial development policies, strategies and management in Africa, and allowing students to test the practical application of the knowledge imparted, participate in analysing case studies, conducting field visits, and prepare individual technical reports on the various themes covered. ... [-]


MCom in Local Economic Development

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of the Professional MCom (Local Economic Development) is to develop an advanced level of knowledge, skills and applied competence in the field of Local Economic Development (LED). [+]

The purpose of the Professional MCom (Local Economic Development) is to develop an advanced level of knowledge, skills and applied competence in the field of Local Economic Development (LED). The programme is specifically designed to meet the requirements of the LED profession and is aimed at students who plan to qualify as Certified LED professionals. This professional Master’s degree will prepare students to reflect on the practice of LED professionals. Through the research component, students will contribute towards the development of knowledge at an advanced level and prepare them for specialised professional employment.

Admission requirements: The minimum admission requirement is a cognate Bachelor Honours Degree or a Postgraduate Diploma. Alternatively any other four-year qualification with Honours status on New NQF level 8 / Old NQF level 7 and related Micro- and Macroeconomics and or related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of Economics and Econometrics. A preparatory study and an entrance examination may be required by the UJ Department of Economics and Econometrics. Students whose previous degrees did not include Local Economic Development (LED) will have to complete a bridging module in the form of a short learning programme (SLP) entitled “Introduction to LED”. ... [-]


MCom in Development Economics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and understanding of economic principles and methods. [+]

The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and understanding of economic principles and methods. This programme will prepare students to reflect on their own economic applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of Economics as social science. A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and original work.

Admission requirements: A potential student should possess an honours degree in Economics or Econometrics on NQF level 8 (new) / NQF level 7 (old) with an average mark of 65%. Alternatively any other four-year qualification with honours status on NQF level 8 (new) / NQF level 7 (old) with an average mark obtained determined by the Department and related Micro- and Macroeconomics and Applied Econometrics experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of Economics and Econometrics. Attendance of a compulsory orientation course may be required by the Department of Economic and Econometrics. ... [-]


MCom in Economics (Coursework)

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Port Elizabeth + 1 more

MCom in Economics (Coursework) [+]

GENERAL

Except as otherwise provided below, the degree Master of Commerce: Economics shall be awarded in accordance with the General Rules for Masters’ Degrees as published in the General Prospectus and the Postgraduate Research Policy.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

An Honours degree in Economics, or its equivalent, with an aggregate pass of 60%.

RE-ADMISSION RULES

A Master’s candidate shall be permitted to repeat a failed module once. In the event of a research treatise being rejected outright by the examiners, there will be no further opportunity to re-submit an improved version of that or any other research treatise (see Rule G4.8.5).

DURATION

The qualification shall extend over a minimum period of one year and a maximum period of four years of full-time study.... [-]