Honours Programmes in Economics (2019)

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778 Honours programme in Economics

Admission requirements

A bachelor's degree with an average mark of 60% for Economics 3. A minimum of 60% in the intensive mathematics course that precedes the formal programme.

Mathematics in the final Senior Certificate (Matric) Examination:

  • Minimum of at least a 5 (60%)

Selection

Selection of students in accordance with the University's official selection policy may be unavoidable due to the limited number of students that can be accommodated on the programme.

Duration

12 months. Programme must be completed within 3 years of date of first registration. If not, the compulsory modules need to be redone.

Credits

A minimum of 120 credits. A maximum of 20 credits may be earned from a related and approved field of study.

Assessment

Examinations are written at the end of the first semester in June and at the end of the second semester in November. Examination results are supplemented by the assessment of course work, including a relatively large number of essays and an assignment.

Programme content

One of two streams can be chosen for the honours programme: General economics or Financial economics.

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Last week was relatively quiet on the domestic data front. Mining and manufacturing output were mixed, but both sectors are set to recover in 2019Q2 after a poor first quarter. This should ensure a much improved GDP print in Q2. Internationally, trade numbers in China are showing the effects of the trade dispute with the US, while economic growth in...

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