Honours Programmes in Economics (2019)

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779 Honours programme in Economics and Mathematical Statistics

Admission requirements

Students have to be accepted for honours studies in both the Department of Economics (at least 65% average for Economics 3) and the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science (at least 65% average for Mathematical Statistics 3).

Mathematics in the final Senior Certificate (Matric) Examination:

  • Minimum of at least a 6 (70%)

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 164 credits.

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

The programme comprises at least 54 credits (4 modules) from Economics and 48 credits (4 modules) from Mathematical Statistics. Two additional modules must be taken from Economics and/or Mathematical Statistics and 42 credits are earned from an assignment consisting of a statistical application in a field of economics, with joint supervision from both departments.

Compulsory modules (98 or 110 credits):

Assignment (statistical application on economic data) (42)

Macroeconomics (12)

Microeconomics (12)

Econometrics (20) or Advanced Time Series Econometrics (20) or Advanced Cross-section Econometrics (20)

Multivariate Statistical Analysis (both semesters) (24) or Stochastic Simulation (12).

Electives in Economics (minimum 10 and maximum 38 credits. Not all these modules are necessarily available every year.):

Development Economics (10)

Econometrics (20) or Advanced Time Series Econometrics (20) or Advanced Cross-section Econometrics (20) (at most one module that is not chosen as the compulsory module)

Economic History (10)

Economics of Education I (10)

Economics of Technological Change (10)

Environmental Economics (10)

Financial Economics (10)

Health Economics (10)

Industrial Organisation (10)

Institutional Economics (10)

International Finance (10)

International Trade Theory and Policy (10)

Labour Economics (10)

Monetary Economics (10)

Public Economics (10)

Electives in Mathematical Statistics (with Multivariate Statistical Analysis minimum 24 and maximum 36 credits; with Stochastic Simulation minimum 36 and maximum 48 credits):

Please note

The first semester of a two-semester module is a requirement for continuing study in the second semester.

-    Multivariate Statistical Analysis* (1st semester 12 credits; both semesters 24 credits)

-    Time Series Analysis (12)

-    Stochastic Simulation* (12)

-    Data mining (12)

* If not already taken as compulsory modules

Closing date for application

Applications for a specific year must be received by the end of October of the previous year (South African citizens). For international students the closing date is the end of September of the previous year.

Commencement of programme

Middle January 2019.

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