PhD Economics with specialisation in Local Economic Development

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Faculty Website: College of Business and Economics 
Department: Department of Economics and Econometrics
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: PhD Economics with specialisation in Local Economic Development
Programme Code: P3PN9Q

Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 10
NQF Credits: 360
SAQA: 96969

Application Start Date: 1 April 2023
Application End Date: 31 October 2023

Campus: Auckland Park Kingsway

Contacts: UJ Call Centre 011 559-4555

Duration of Study: 2 Years Full-Time and 5 Years Part-Time

Programme Fees


The purpose of this qualification is to develop an ability to conceptualise new research initiatives and create new knowledge or practice in the field of local economic development. The programme will provide candidates with high-level research capabilities and who make a significant and original academic contribution in the field of local economic development.

Admission Requirements

The Programme Coordinator (LED) in consultation with the Director: CENLED and the Director: School of Economics will consider applications from applicants that are in possession of a relevant Master’s qualification (NQF Level 9), relevance of prior experience, internal supervision constraints, the outcome of selection interviews, as well as evaluations and defences of draft research proposals (where applicable) will be evaluated.

Final registration or continued pre-registration is subject to the applicants complying with preparatory work including pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development and successful completion of additional knowledge development prescriptions.

The Dean: College of Business and Economics may refuse an applicant’s admission to the Doctoral qualification if of the opinion that requirements have not been met.

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