• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #194 (WUR) Johannesburg, South Africa
Study the quantitative and logic structure that underpins many important fields of study. A major in Mathematics from University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg can pave the way for careers in accounting, actuarial science, business, construction, engineering, finance, communications, information technology, research and teaching.
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Mathematics is the quantitative and logic structure that forms the basis of all analytical science, modern economics, and finance. You will take major stream Mathematics courses if you require Mathematics as a tool in other disciplines, or you intend to specialise in Mathematical Sciences or associated subjects, such as Mathematical Physics and Theoretical Physics.

Career Opportunities

Most of our graduates of Mathematics from University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg work in the financial sector, in mathematical finance and in the building of mathematical/ statistical models of market and consumer behaviour.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Basic Computer Organisation
  • Discrete Computational Structures 
  • Introduction to Algorithms andProgramming
  • Mathematics
  • Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms 
  • Computational and Applied Mathematics 
  • Economics IA Microeconomics
  • Economics IB Macroeconomics
  • Physics  (Major)

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • APS 40+
  • English Home Language OR First Additional Language
  • Level 5
  • Mathematics
  • Level 6
  • Wait-listing
  • Applicants with 38-39 points may be wait-listed, subject to place availability.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5110 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5110 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    2555 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2555 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Johannesburg

  • 8434 - 12040 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

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