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Econometrics (Coursework), MCom

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
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The MCom qualification in econometrics provides students with deeper theoretical and empirical skills, which they then apply by addressing a research problem and understanding the context and nuance that arises during the research process.


Although the programme links theory and empirical application (and skills) to political and societal problems that we observe, there is a specific emphasis on learning a wide range of tools and skills that economists use, especially the sort that can help the student understand the broad economics literature. Furthermore, the econometrics degree emphasises empirical research, which develops data skills and programming capabilities.

Research methodology 801 (EBW 801) is a prerequisite for the mini-dissertation. The module does not carry any credits.

Any other module on master’s level approved by the head of department can constitute an elective.

Candidates who consider pursuing a doctoral degree are required to complete the MPhil (Economics).

A minimum number of at least five candidates are required to register before a module is presented.

The department furthermore reserves the right not to present a module if the particular expertise in that module is not available in the department for that year.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomics 812 
  • Macroeconomics 813 
  • Econometrics 813 
  • Mini-dissertation: Econometrics 895 
  • International trade 804 
  • International finance 305 
  • Monetary economics and banking 816 
  • Health economics 864 
  • Econometrics 814 
  • Econometrics 815 
  • Econometrics 816 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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Academic Requirements

  • Relevant BCom Honours degree with an average of at least 65%.
  • A candidate may be refused admission to a master’s degree by the postgraduate committee of the department if he/she does not comply with the standard of competence in the subject as determined by the department 
  • The head of department concerned may set additional admission requirements. 
  • Specific departments have specific requirements for admission. 
  • The number of students will be determined in line with the growth strategy of the University of Pretoria as approved by the Executive.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1296 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1296 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1296 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1296 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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R16 330 per annum

Living costs for Pretoria

  • 8592 - 10310 ZAR/month
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