• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #194 (WUR) Johannesburg, South Africa
Economics is the study of how, where and why money and resources are produced, spent and allocated by government and businesses, and how these help and affect the lives of individuals. Economics program is offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg .
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Do you have a flair for problem-solving, reasoning, and analysis? Are you fascinated by how money makes the world go around? A career in Economics might be for you.When you hear discussions around unemployment, monetary policy, budget deficit and inflation, chances are an economist is involved. 

Since all businesses, organisations, and citizens are affected by local and global economies, every commerce graduate must complete at least one year of study in Economics at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Career Opportunities

  • Analyst
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Investment Officer
  • Economic Consultant
  • Economist
  • Investment Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Journalist
  • Manager
  • Political Advisor or ‘Lobbyist’
  • Policy Analyst
  • Politician
  • Researcher

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • Law
  • Management
  • Politics
  • Philosophy as part of a BCom(PPE)

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 5
  • Wait listing
Applicants with an APS of 35-38, as well as English 6 and Mathematics 6, will be wait-listed subject to place availability.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5066 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5066 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    2533 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2533 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.

R47830 - 53940

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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