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Bachelor of Economics Honours
Modes of Study  Full-time/ Part-time
Duration 1 Year
Level Postgraduate
Course Code 08BEHO


The Bachelor of Economics Honours is an initial postgraduate specialisation degree in economics. The programme is purposefully
designed to equip students with deepened and systematic knowledge and expertise in the economics discipline, and to develop 
their capacity  to conduct supervised research of an applied nature. The programme’s main emphasis is on  the evaluation and 
application  of  economic  theories  and  economic  data  in  order  to solve  complex  economic  problems  that  face  the  public  and 
private sectors in the economy. Students are required to do a combination of compulsory and elective courses, as well as a Mini‐
Overall, the Bachelor of Economics Honours aims to: 
• provide  deepened  knowledge  of  advanced  concepts  and  frameworks  in  economics  and  facilitate  a  high  level  of 
theoretical engagement; 
• develop research capacity in the methodologies and techniques of the discipline; 
• enable graduates to present and communicate academic/professional work effectively; 
• equip graduates with skills that would enable them to offer consultancy services; and 
• develop and sharpen the critical thinking, analytical and problem‐solving skills of students in the economics discipline. 

Graduates  of  this  programme  will  be  able  to  find  employment  in the  public  and  private  sectors  as  Economic/Senior  Economic 
Researchers, Financial/Senior Financial Analysts, Brokers/Dealers, Trainee Managers/Managers, Junior Lecturers, etc. 


Admission Requirements 

In  order  to  be  considered  for  admission  to  the  Bachelor  of  Economics  Honours,  candidates  must  have  a  Bachelor  of  Economics or an equivalent qualification of at least 360 credits at NQF level 7, with a minimum overall average of at least 60 % in  the core Economics  courses. Students who obtained  their Bachelor degrees, or equivalent qualifications,  from other  Universities may be required to make up for any deficiencies as deemed necessary by the Department. 

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