Learning the best from the best
Learning the best from the best
Under the mentorship of leaders in their disciplines, our students learn the best, from the best.

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Making important discoveries
Making important discoveries

We are at the forefront.

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In touch with the reality of the sciences
In touch with the reality of the sciences
Our Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences offers students exposure to various aspects of agriculture.

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World-class training
World-class training
To live up to our reputation as one of South Africa’s universities with the best building science departments, we ensure that our students receive world-class training and experience.

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Creating people-friendly environments
Creating people-friendly environments
The departments of Geography, Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning contribute cutting-edge research, planning and design to the field of human-environmental relationships.

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Agricultural Economics

Why agricultural economics?

Which degree is the right one for me?

A four-year B.Sc.Agric. degree in Agricultural Economics (agricultural and commerce subjects).
A three-year B.Com. degree in Agricultural Economics (commerce subjects).
A three-year B.Agric. degree in Agricultural Management.
A three-year B.Agric. degree in Irrigation Management.
A two-year diploma in Agricultural Management.

Why agricultural economics?

  • Our internationally recognised programme prepares students for careers with a professional, competitive salary.
  • Our students are sought after throughout the world in agriculture and the business environment and are a popular choice when it comes to work opportunities.
  • Exchange programmes present exciting opportunities for students to study at selected overseas universities.
  • We have a rich tradition that built upon excellence and established values.
  • We are accessible and centrally located in an area that reflects the biggest part of the agricultural sector of Southern Africa.
  • A pulsating student life and popular residences present opportunities for students to participate in sport, cultural and religious activities, student fun and training-orientated excursions and projects.

  The Department is committed to:

  • Improving the welfare of the community by impartial applied economic problem-solving.
  • To continuously improve the human capital of our students and staff.
  • Excellence in public and private endeavours.
  • The creation of a feeling of communality by continuous recognition of diversity and devotion to an uncompromising level of inclusivity.

Admission requirements

  • Admission to the University is an Endorsed Senior Certificate.
  • The admission requirement for the B.Sc.Agric. degree is Grade 12 Mathematics with a passing rate of at least 40%.
  • For admission to the B.Agric. degree a passing rate for Grade 12 Mathematics on Standard Grade or Mathematics N4 must be achieved.
  • For admission to the Dipl.Agric. a Grade 12 Certificate or a minimum M-score of 28 must be achieved.

Each of these degrees can be followed by Honours, Masters and Doctoral degrees These post-graduate qualifications make our students very competitive in the international arena.


Career opportunities

 A Kovsie degree in this department can be your key to a career in:

  • Agri-business
  • Marketing
  • Importing and Exporting
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Irrigation Management
  • Co-op Management
  • Agricultural Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Research and Development

This is why Kovsies must be your number one choice!

Last updated: 03 February 2011 11:47