Master's Programmes (2021 and 2022)

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 889 Two-year Master's, double degree coursework option (with Georg-August-University Göttingen)

Students spend the first 6 months in Stellenbosch, completing a prescribed minimum credits, whereafter they travel to Göttingen to also complete a prescribed minimum credits (medium of instruction English) in the next 12 months. Thereafter they return to Stellenbosch for the final 6 months, completing a prescribed minimum credits. The research assignment is supervised and evaluated jointly by both universities.

Admission requirements

An honours degree with Economics as the major component with an average mark of 65%, a minimum of 65% for the Honours research assignment and a postgraduate exposure to Development Economics.

A minimum of 60% in the intensive statistics course that precedes the formal programme.

Mathematics in the final Senior Certificate (Matric) Examination:

  • Minimum of at least a 5 (60%)

Programme content 

Stellenbosch University (SU) requires at least 90 SU module credits, i.e. three compulsory modules of 20 credits each (Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Econometrics) and a further 30 elective module credits (most electives are 10 credits, but there are also a number of 20 credit electives). Göttingen requires 60 module credits (the equivalent of 180 SU credits), 10 modules of 6 credits each. Of the 10 modules, 3-5 are compulsory, depending on whether the SU Development Economics modules are taken. 

Selection

Selection of students (maximum of five per annum) in accordance with the double degree cooperation agreement between Stellenbosch University and Göttingen University.

Information on assessment, closing date for application and commencement of programme  is available from the Department.

 

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