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
• 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.
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.