36 months
5902 USD/year
2951 USD/year
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The Econometrics degree from University of Pretoria is a three-year full-time programme in which students are introduced to economic theory, economic policy and the statistical theory underpinning empirical analysis which is more commonly referred to as econometrics. 

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The core modules for specialisation in econometrics are economics, mathematical statistics and mathematics. Econometrics is the measurement and quantitative analysis of actual economic and business phenomena. For the professional, econometrics is a fascinating subject that provides for the measurement and analysis of economic phenomena and the forecasting of future economic trends. Econometrics is primarily applied in the quantification and validation of economic theory as well as the analysis of real-world transactions associated with human behaviour. The discipline is relevant to public policy including health education, transportation, housing and environmental protection. The tools and results can also be applied to other disciplines, especially in the social sciences such as history, political science, sociology and psychology. 

Graduates of the Econometrics degree from University of Pretoria are employed as analysts, consultants, researchers and traders in both the private and public sectors. The government, the South African Reserve Bank, private and commercial banks and leading local and international stockbrokers and consultancies employ graduates in econometrics. Students are strongly advised to proceed with postgraduate studies.

Econometrics is concerned with the measurement of economic behaviour, economic outcomes and the impact of economic policies. This is done using economic theory, data and statistical techniques. Econometricians are statistically and mathematically inclined.

Career Opportunities

Econometricians are employed by the government, the central bank, private and commercial banks, leading stockbrokers and consultancies, both locally and internationally. Positions include analysts, consultants, researchers, traders or brokers, and academics. The work mostly entails statistical analysis (forecasting, structural and policy analysis) of economic and financial markets and interrelationships. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Economics
  • Financial accounting 
  • Informatics 
  • Business management 
  • Mathematical statistics 
  • Calculus

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications will close when the available study spaces are filled (close on availability of space). All applicants are therefore strongly advised and encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible after 1 April and to check the application site regularly.


416 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants with school-leaving qualifications other than the South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) or Independent Examination Board (IEB) should meet the following admission requirements for undergraduate studies at the University of Pretoria.
  • The first requirement to study a bachelor’s degree in South Africa is a Universities South Africa (USAf) exemption. USAf coordinates and issues exemption certificates based on the prescribed requirements stipulated in the gazetted exemption regulation. All applicants who obtained a school-leaving qualification other than the South African NSC or IEB, must submit a Certificate of Complete Exemption* or Foreign Conditional Exemption obtainable from USAf. The University of Pretoria no longer accepts exemption based on mature age.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5902 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    2951 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2951 USD per year during 36 months.

SADC Countries: From $2 951–3 869

Non-SADC countries: From $5 902–7 738

Living costs for Pretoria

8592 - 10309 ZAR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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