What Courses does University of Cape Town offer

The University of Cape Town is the oldest university in South Africa and is one of the leading research universities on the African continent. UCT has over 25 000 students, of whom 30% are postgraduate students. We offer degrees in six faculties: Commerce, Engineering & the Built Environment, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, and Science. We pride ourself on our diverse student body, which reflects the many cultures and backgrounds of the region.

We welcome international students and are currently home to thousands of international students from over 100 countries. UCT has a tradition of academic excellence that is respected world-wide and is privileged to have more than 30 A-rated researchers on our staff, all of whom are recognised as world leaders in their field. Our aim is to ensure that our research contributes to the public good through sharing knowledge for the benefit of society. Past students include five Nobel Laureates – Max Theiler, Alan Cormack, Sir Aaron Klug, Ralph Bunche and, most recently, J M Coetzee.

Courses and Specializations

  • Fintech Startups in Emerging Markets Specialization
  • Teaching Children with Visual Impairment: Creating Empowering Classrooms
  • Writing your World: Finding yourself in the academic space
  • Doing Clinical Research: Biostatistics with the Wolfram Language
  • Climate Change Mitigation in Developing Countries
  • Research for Impact
  • Severe to Profound Intellectual Disability: Circles of Care and Education
  • Becoming a changemaker: Introduction to Social Innovation
  • Julia Scientific Programming
  • Innovative Finance: Hacking finance to change the world
  • Disability Inclusion in Education: Building Systems of Support
  • Large Marine Ecosystems: Assessment and Management
  • Organ Donation: From Death to Life
  • Educating Deaf Children: Becoming an Empowered Teacher
  • Climate Adaptation in Africa
  • Understanding Clinical Research: Behind the Statistics