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MCom in Inequality Studies

The Master of Commerce in Inequality Studies is offered by the School of Economics and Finance (SEF) and the Southern Centre for Inequality Studies (SCIS) at the University of the Witwatersrand. This Masters trains researchers and policy practitioners to understand inequality around the world, with a focus on the global South. It offers a thorough and rigorous grounding in the literature, theory and methods of inequality studies, as well as in-depth exposure to current topics in inequality studies taught by those at the cutting edge of inequality research.  

The programme is interdisciplinary, drawing from economics, sociology, politics and education to offer a unique approach to inequality studies. Students with backgrounds across the social sciences are welcome, and the programme can be structured to focus on a number of important areas within inequality studies. The Master of Commerce in the field of Inequality Studies offers students a rigorous and interdisciplinary opportunity to develop their skills to address one of the world's most pressing socio-economic problems. The programme prepares students for careers in research, as well as for roles in government, policy making organisations, and NGOs. The programme attracts a diverse range of students, with backgrounds in economics, sociology, anthropology, law, and the social sciences. More information about the programme, application information and deadlines can be found here.

The SCIS offers a number of bursaries for MCom students who do not have the means to study full-time towards the programme. The bursaries cover full tuition, and more information can be found here.