12 months
4757 USD/year
4757 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Commerce by research offered at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg is a supervised dissertation on an approved topic within the areas of Economics, Information Systems, Management, Human Resource Management, Finance, Insurance and Risk Management, Industrial Organisation, Managerial Economics and more.


Key facts

What is the Masters by Research all about?After a minimum of 1 academic year (full-time) or two years (part-time), a candidate will present a supervised Masters thesis on a topic previously approved by the Higher Degrees Committee. This must be a substantial piece of research work that shows the candidates matter of a certain area.The Master of Commerce  from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg will normally include an empirical research project, preceded by a comprehensive literature review. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Economics
  • Information Systems
  • Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Finance, Insurance and Risk Management
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Managerial Economics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


190 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Outstanding performance in suitable honours degree.
  • A supervisor from the School must be identified and approached prior to application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4757 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4757 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4757 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4757 USD per year during 12 months.

R 69 400

Living costs for Johannesburg

8434 - 12036 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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