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Applied Development Economics The major in Applied Development Economics will give you insight into the real world application of economic analysis to economic policy from a developmental policy perspective.
Applied Development Economics The major in Applied Development Economics will give you insight into the real world application of economic analysis to economic policy from a developmental policy perspective.

Qualification: BCom

Faculty: Commerce, Law and Management

Duration: 3 years

School: Economics and Finance

Study mode: Full-time

Overview

This major entails a grounding in real-world application of economic analysis in the field of economic policy from a development perspective; this grounding will be focused on South Africa as we hope to train graduates who can conceptualise effective responses to the country’s many developmental challenges.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A THIRD YEAR LEVEL COURSE. 

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • South African Development Issues
  • plus one elective: Labour Economics or Public Economics 
Entry into ADE course:

The formal entry criteria for this major are the following 2nd-year level Economics courses: comprised of Intermediate Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, International Economics (International Trade and International Finance), Mathematical Economics and Economic Statistics.

Application Closing Date: 30 September 2022 | Residence Applications: 30 September 2022

This is a third year level course.

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Wits Plus applicants, applications can only be done online. We will be in contact with you should we require additional documentation.

Compliance with the minimum requirements does not guarantee a place at the University. The University has a specific number of places for first year undergraduates, approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.

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The Financial aid office provides information on student funding and scholarships. University-funded Scholarships include Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships, University Entrance Scholarships, Equality Scholarships, Sports Scholarships and National Olympiad winner awards. For information about NSFAS funding, please visit the NSFAS websiteExternal bursaries portal: The Bursaries South Africa website provides a comprehensive list of bursaries in South Africa.

Wits Plus applicants: terms of payment are in accordance with University regulations, and students are not eligible for University bursaries/NSFAS or residential accommodation.