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Economic Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The Bachelor of Economic Science (BEconSc) offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg is a specialist degree that builds strong analytical abilities for graduates wishing to work in fields like economics, actuarial science, or other business and data analytics fields.

You can choose to major in Mathematical Science from Actuarial Science, Computational and Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Mathematical Statistics.

The entrance requirements for the BEconSc degree are higher than those for the BCom. You should only consider it if you have a strong mathematical ability.

Career Opportunities

  • Actuary
  • Budget Analyst
  • Economist
  • Field Marketing Associate
  • Financial Analyst
  • Industry Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Policy Analyst
  • Statistician

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Business Accounting 
  • Economic Theory  (Microeconomics for Economists)
  • Economic Theory  (Macroeconomics for Economists)
  • Algebra 
  • Calculus 
  • Basic Computer Organisation
  • Discrete Computational Structures
  • Introduction to Algorithms and Programming
  • Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms

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


  • English Home Language OR First Additional Language
Level 5
  • Mathematics
Level 6
  • Wait listing
Applicants with an APS of 39-41, as well as English Level 5 and Mathematics Level 7, will be wait-listed, subject to place availability.Applicants interested in Actuarial Science require Mathematics Level 7 and English Level 6.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5012 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5012 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    2506 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2506 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

R47310 - 48910

Living costs for Johannesburg

  • 8434 - 12040 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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