36 months
6929 USD/year
3436 USD/year
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University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg offers the major in Applied Development Economics which will give you insight into the real world application of economic analysis to economic policy from a developmental policy perspective.


Key facts

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg offers Applied Development Economics the major which entails a grounding in real-world application of economic analysis in the field of economic policy from a development perspective; this grounding will be focused on South Africa as we hope to train graduates who can conceptualise effective responses to the country’s many developmental challenges.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • South African Development Issues

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


432 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The formal entry criteria for this major are the following 2nd-year level Economics courses: comprised of Intermediate Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, International Economics (International Trade and International Finance), Mathematical Economics and Economic Statistics.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6929 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6929 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    3436 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3436 USD per year during 36 months.

R 50 120

Living costs for Johannesburg

8434 - 12036 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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