Courses At The University Of Cape Town

Courses At The University Of Cape Town

Courses At The University Of Cape Town, the courses offered in Cape Town University are as listed below. All interested applicants should take note.

Commerce: undergraduate

The Faculty of Commerce offers the following undergraduate degrees and diplomas:

Diplomas
Advanced Diploma in Actuarial Science

Degrees
Commerce offers 2 undergraduate degrees:

  • Bachelor of Business Science (BBusSc)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom).

Both degrees are offered as standard or Academic Development (AD) programmes. Applicants who meet the requirements for the AD BCom or BBusSc programmes may plan to complete their degree over the standard or an extended period (depending on their faculty points score). The standard period for the BCom is 3 years and the BBusSc is 4 years.

Bachelor of Business Science
In Actuarial Science
In Actuarial Science specialising in Quantitative Finance

Bachelor of Business Science specialising in
Analytics
Computer Science
Economics
Economics with Law
Finance with Accounting
Finance with Economics
Information Systems
Marketing
Organisational Psychology

Bachelor of Commerce
In Actuarial Science
In Actuarial Science specialising in Quantitative Finance

Bachelor of Commerce specialising in
Economics and Finance
Economics with Law
Economics and Statistics
Financial Accounting: General Accounting
Financial Accounting: Chartered Accountant
Financial Accounting: Accounting with Law
Information Systems
Information Systems and Computer Science
Management Studies
Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE)

Please note: for detailed information on these degrees and diplomas please consult the Commerce Faculty handbook.

Commerce: postgraduate

The Faculty of Commerce offers the following postgraduate degrees and diplomas:

Postgraduate Diplomas in
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Development Policy and Practice
Management Information Systems
Management Practice
Public Sector Accounting
Survey Data Analysis for Development

Postgraduate Diplomas in Management in
Business Communication
Entrepreneurship
Marketing
Sport

Bachelor of Commerce Honours specialising in
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Economics
Finance
Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management
Information Systems
Management Information Systems
Quantitative Finance
Statistics
Taxation

Bachelor of Commerce Honours
In Organisational Psychology specialising in Change Management

Master’s Degrees by dissertation only
The Faculty of Commerce offers a Master of Business Science, a Master of Commerce and a Master of Philosophy degree by dissertation only. These are offered by every department. The Faculty also offers the following:

Master of Commerce (by dissertation only) specialising in Information Systems
Master of Philosophy (by dissertation only) specialising in Inclusive Innovation

Master’s Degrees by coursework and minor dissertation
Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration specialising in Executive Management
Master of Commerce in Risk Management of Financial Markets
Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology

Master of Commerce specialising in
Actuarial Science
Applied Economics
Economics
Economic Development
Economic Science
Finance in the field of Corporate Finance and Valuation
Finance in the field of Financial Management
Finance in the field of Investment Management
Financial Reporting, Analysis & Governance
Information Systems
Taxation in the field of International Tax
Taxation in the field of South African Taxation

Master of Philosophy specialising in
Financial Technology
Demography
Mathematical Finance
Programme Evaluation

Master of Philosophy in
Development Finance
Development Policy and Practice
People Management

Doctor of Philosophy in
Actuarial Science
Business Administration
Demography
Development Policy & Practice
Economics
Finance
Information Systems
Management Studies
Marketing
Quantitative Finance
Organisational Psychology
Statistics
Taxation

Doctor of Philosophy specialising in
Business Administration (with coursework)
Economics (with coursework)
Information Systems (with coursework)

Please note: for detailed information on these degrees and diplomas please consult the Commerce Faculty handbook.

Engineering & the Built Environment: undergraduate

The Engineering & the Built Environment Faculty offers the following undergraduate degrees:

Bachelor of Architectural Studies
School of Architecture, Planning & Geomatics

Bachelor of Science in Property Studies
Department of Construction Economics & Management

Bachelor of Science in Construction Studies
Department of Construction Economics & Management

Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Chemical Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Civil Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Electrical Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Electrical & Computer Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Mechanical& Mechatronics Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Mechatronics
Department of Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Geomatics: Surveying
Bachelor of Science in Geomatics: Geoinformatics

School of Architecture, Planning & Geomatics

Please note: for detailed information on these degrees and diplomas please consult the Engineering & the Built Environment Faculty handbook.

Engineering & the Built Environment: postgraduate

The Engineering & the Built Environment Faculty offers the following postgraduate degrees and diplomas:

Bachelor of Architectural Studies (Honours)

Bachelor of City Planning (Honours)

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Geographical Information Systems

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Materials Science

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Nuclear Power

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Property Studies

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying

Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture & Planning

Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy in Construction Economics & Management

Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy in Energy Studies

Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Management

Doctor of Philosophy in Geomatics

Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering

Master of Architecture (Professional)

Master of Architecture
(by research)

Master of City & Regional Planning

Master of Urban Design

Master of Transport Studies

Master of Geotechnical Engineering

Master of Engineering in Civil Infrastructure Management & Maintenance

Master of Engineering in Nuclear Power

Master of Engineering in Radar and Electrical Defence

Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering

Master of Engineering in Telecommunications

Master of Engineering in Transport Studies

Master of Engineering in Water Quality Engineering

Master of Landscape Architecture

Master of Philosophy in Architecture & Planning
(120 credits research, 60 credits coursework)

Master of Philosophy in Architecture & Planning
(180 credits research)

Master of Philosophy in Architecture
(120 credits research, 60 credits coursework)

Master of Philosophy in Architecture
(180 credits research)

Master of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering
(120 credits research, 60 credits coursework)

Master of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering
(180 credits research)

Master of Philosophy in Civil Engineering
(180 credits research)

Master of Philosophy in Conservation of the Built Environment
(60 credits research, 120 credits coursework)

Master of Philosophy in Construction Economics & Management
(180 credits research)

Master of Philosophy in Construction Economics and Management
(120 credits research, 60 credits coursework)

Master of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
(120 credits research, 60 credits coursework)

Master of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering
(180 credits research)

Master of Philosophy in Energy Studies
(180 credits research)

Master of Philosophy in Energy & Development Studies
(120 credits research, 60 credits coursework)

Master of Philosophy in Engineering Education
(180 credits research)

Master of Philosophy in Engineering Management
(180 credits research)

Master of Philosophy in Geomatics
(120 credits research, 60 credits coursework)

Master of Philosophy in Geomatics
(180 credits research)

Master of Philosophy in Materials Engineering
(120 credits research, 60 credits coursework)

Master of Philosophy in Materials Engineering
(180 credits research)

Master of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering
(120 credits research, 60 credits coursework)

Master of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering
(180 credits research)

Master of Philosophy in Nuclear Power
(60 credits research, 120 credits coursework)

Master of Philosophy in Space Studies
(120 credits research, 60 credits coursework)

Master of Philosophy in Sustainable Minerals Resource Development
(120 credits research, 60 credits coursework)

Master of Philosophy in Transport Studies
(120 credits research, 60 credits coursework)

Master of Philosophy in Transport Studies
(60 credits research, 120 credits coursework)

Master of Science in Engineering in Chemical Engineering
(120 credits research, 60 credits coursework)

Master of Science in Engineering in Chemical Engineering
(180 credits research)

Master of Science in Engineering in Civil Engineering
(120 credits research, 60 credits coursework)

Master of Science in Engineering in Civil Engineering
(180 credits research)

Master of Science in Engineering in Civil Infrastructure Management & Maintenance
(120 credits research, 60 credits coursework)

Master of Science in Engineering in Civil Infrastructure Management & Maintenance
(180 credits research)

Master of Science in Engineering in Electrical Engineering
(120 credits research, 60 credits coursework)

Master of Science in Engineering in Electrical Engineering
(180 credits research)

Master of Science in Engineering in Geomatics
(120 credits research, 60 credits coursework)

Master of Science in Engineering in Geomatics
(180 credits research)

Master of Science in Engineering in Geotechnical Engineering
(120 credits research, 60 credits coursework)

Master of Science in Engineering in Materials Engineering
(120 credits research, 60 credits coursework)

Master of Science in Engineering in Materials Engineering
(180 credits research)

Master of Science in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
(120 credits research, 60 credits coursework)

Master of Science in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
(180 credits research)

Master of Science in Engineering in Sustainable Energy Engineering
(120 credits research, 60 credits coursework)

Master of Science in Engineering in Structural Engineering
(120 credits research, 60 credits coursework)

Master of Science in Engineering in Water Quality Engineering
(120 credits research, 60 credits coursework)

Master of Science in Engineering in Water Quality Engineering
(180 credits research)

Master of Science in Project Management

Master of Science in Property Studies

Postgraduate Diploma in Power Plant Engineering

Please note: for detailed information on these degrees and diplomas please consult the Engineering & the Built Environment Faculty handbook.

Health Sciences: undergraduate

The Health Sciences Faculty offers the following undergraduate degrees and diplomas:

Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery
Medicine and Surgery

Bachelor of Science in Audiology
Audiology

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy

Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy

Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology
Higher Certificate in Disability Practice
Advanced Diploma in Cosmetic Formulation Science

Please note: for detailed information on these degrees and diplomas please consult the Health Sciences Faculty handbook.

Health Sciences: postgraduate

The Health Sciences Faculty offers the following postgraduate degrees and diplomas:

Postgraduate diplomas
Addictions Care
Clinical Developmental Paediatrics
Clinical Hepatology
Clinical Paediatric Cardiology
Clinical Paediatric Critical Care
Clinical Paediatric Diabetes
Clinical Electrophysiology and Epilepsy
Clinical Paediatric Emergency Care
Clinical Paediatric Gastroenterology
Clinical Paediatric Haematology and Oncology
Clinical Paediatric Nephrology
Clinical Paediatric Physiotherapy
Clinical Paediatric Pulmonology
Clinical Paediatric Rheumatology
Community and General Paediatrics
Community Eye Health
Disability Studies
Family Medicine
Health Economics
Health Management
Health Professional Education
Healthcare Technology and Management
Interdisciplinary Pain Management
Maternal and Child Health
Neonatology
Nursing, with specialisations in

  • Advanced Midwifery and Neonatal Care
  • Child Nursing
  • Critical Care Nursing (Child)
  • Nephrology Nursing
  • Nursing Education (in abeyance)

Occupational Health
Paediatric Radiology
Palliative Medicine
Pesticide Risk Management
Psychotherapy
TB-HIV Management

Bachelor of Science Medicine (Honours) (BSc (Med)(Hons))
Applied Anatomy
Bioinformatics
Biokinetics
Biological Anthropology
Clinical Pharmacology
Dietetics
Exercise Science
Forensic Genetics
Human Genetics
Infectious Diseases and Immunology
Medical Biochemistry
Medical Cell Biology
Medical Physics
Physiology
Radiobiology
Structural Biology

Master of Medicine (Speciality Training) (MMed)
Anaesthesia
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Clinical Pharmacology
Dermatology
Diagnostic Radiology
Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine
Medical Genetics
Medicine
Neurology
Neurosurgery
Nuclear Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Occupational Medicine
Ophthalmology
Orthopaedic Surgery
Otorhinolaryngology
Paediatric Surgery
Paediatrics
Pathology (Anatomical)
Pathology (Clinical)
Pathology (Forensic)
Pathology (Haematological)
Pathology (Microbiological)
Pathology (Virological)
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Psychiatry
Public Health Medicine
Radiation Oncology
Surgery
Urology

Master of Medical Science
Genetic Counselling

Master of Philosophy
by coursework & dissertation –

Biokinetics
Biomedical Forensic Science
Clincial Paediatric Surgery
Clinical Pharmacology
Clinical Research Administration
Emergency Medicine, specialising in

  • Clinical Emergency Care
  • African Emergency Care
  • Patient safety and Clinical Decision-making (specialisation A)
  • Patient safety and Clinical Decision-making (specialisation B)

Health Innovation
Intellectual Disability
Liaison Mental Health
Maternal and Child Health
Occupational Health
Paediatric Forensic Pathology
Paediatric Pathology
Palliative Medicine
Sport and Exercise Medicine
a number of sub-specialities
Addictions Mental Health
Advanced Hepatology and Transplantation
Allergology
Cardiology
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Clinical Haematology
Critical Care
Developmental Paediatrics
Endocrinology
Forensic Mental Health
Geriatric Medicine
Gynaecological Oncology
Infectious Disease and HIV Medicine
Maternal and Foetal Medicine
Medical Gastroenterology
Neonatology
Nephrology
Neuropsychiatry
Paediatric Cardiology
Paediatric Critical Care
Paediatric Endocrinology
Paediatric Gastroenterology
Paediatric Infectious Diseases
Paediatric Nephrology
Paediatric Neurology
Paediatric Oncology
Paediatric Pulmonology
Paediatric Rheumatology
Pulmonology
Reproductive Medicine
Rheumatology
Surgical Gastroenterology
Trauma Surgery
Vascular Surgery

Other Masters degrees

Master of Public Health (MPH)
By coursework and dissertation, with streams in
Community Eye Health
Epidemiology
Environmental Health
General
Health Economic
Health Systems
Social and Behavioural Sciences
MSc in Audiology and MSc in Speech-Language Pathology
MSc in Biomedical Engineering
MSc Exercise and Sports Physiotherapy
MSc in Nursing, By dissertation and by coursework and dissertation
MSc in Occupational Therapy, By dissertation and by coursework and dissertation
MSc in Physiotherapy
Master of Nursing in Child Nursing
Master of Paediatric Neurosurgery

Master of Science (MSc)
by dissertation

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Doctor of Science in Medicine (DSc(Med))

Please note: for detailed information on these degrees and diplomas please consult the Health Sciences Faculty handbook.

Humanities: undergraduate

The Humanities Faculty offers the following undergraduate degrees and diplomas:

Bachelor of Music: General Programme

Teacher’s Licentiate Diploma in Music

ACE Programmes
see Graduate School of Humanities

Advanced Certificate in Education: Life Orientation

Advanced Certificate in Education: Mathematical Literacy

Advanced Certificate in Education: Mathematics Education

Advanced Certificate in Education: Multilingual

Advanced Certificate in Education: School Management

Advanced Certificate in Education: Science

Bachelor of Arts in Film & Media Production

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre & Performance

Bachelor of Arts
African Languages & Literatures
Afrikaans
Arabic
Business French
Classical Studies
Dance
Drama
Economic History
English
Film Studies
French
Hebrew Language & Literature
History
Italian
Jazz Studies
Law
Linguistics
Media & Writing
Music
Spanish
Visual & Art History
Xhosa Communication

Bachelor of Music in Dance

Bachelor of Music: Composition

Bachelor of Music: Education

Bachelor of Music: Musicology

Bachelor of Social Science in Philosophy, Politics & Economics

Bachelor of Social Science
Economics
Gender Studies
Industrial Sociology
International Relations
Philosophy
Politics
Psychology
Public Policy & Administration
Religious Studies
Social Anthropology
Social Development
Sociology

Bachelor of Social Work

Dance Teacher’s Diploma

Diploma in Education

Majors offered by departments outside the Faculty of Humanities
Applied Statistics
Applied Biology
Applied Mathematics
Archaeology
Astrophysics
Biochemistry
Chemistry
Computer Science
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental & Geographical Science
Genetics
Human Physiology
Law
Mathematics
Mathematical Statistics
Marine Biology
Microbiology
Ocean & Atmosphere Science
Organisational Psychology
Physics
Science
Statistics

Performer’s Diploma in Opera

Performer’s Diploma in Theatre

Teacher’s Licentiate Diploma in Music: Foundation

Please note

  • For detailed information on these degrees and diplomas please consult the Humanities Faculty handbook.
  • A general Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Science degree requires students to study 2 approved majors. (See Arts and Social Sciences majors.) For more information please consult the undergraduate and postgraduate admission requirements for Humanities.

Humanities: postgraduate

The Humanities Faculty offers the following postgraduate degrees and diplomas:

Bachelor of Arts Honours
African Language & Literature
African Studies
Afrikaans & Netherlandic Studies
Archaeology
Archaeology & Environmental Studies
Art Historical Studies
Classical Studies
Democratic Governance
Developmental Studies
Diversity Studies
Drama
Economics
English Studies
Environmental & Geographical Studies
Film Theory & Practice
Film Studies
French Language & Literature
German Language & Literature
Historical Studies
International Relations
Italian language & Literature
Jewish Studies
Justice & Transformation
Linguistics
Literary & Cultural Theory
Media Theory & Practice
Organisational Psychology
Philosophy
Politics, Philosophy & Economics
Political Communication
Political Philosophy & Social Theory
Public Affairs & Administration
Public Policy
Religious Studies
Rhetoric Studies
Social Anthropology
Sociology
South African & Comparative Politics
Workplace Change & Labour Law

Bachelor of Education Honours

Bachelor of Music Honours
Musicology
Composition
Dance Studies
Choreography
Practical
Performance

Bachelor of Social Science Honours
African Studies
Archaeology
Archaeology & Environmental Studies
Clinical Practice in Social Work
Criminal Justice
Democratic Governance
Developmental Studies
Diversity Studies
Economics
Environmental & Geographical Studies
Gender & Transformation
International Relations
Justice & Transformation
Literary & Cultural Theory
Organisational Psychology
Philosophy
Politics, Philosophy & Economics
Political Communication
Political Philosophy & Social Theory
Probation & Correctional Practice
Psychology
Public Affairs & Administration
Public Policy
Religious Studies
Rhetoric Studies
Social Anthropology
Social Development
Sociology
Social Policy & Management
Social Research & Social Theory
South African & comparative Politics
Workplace Change & Labour Law

Doctor of Education

Doctor of Fine Art

Doctor of Literature

Doctor of Music
Composition & Dissertation
Dance
Performance & Dissertation

Doctor of Philosophy
African Languages & Literature
African Studies
Afrikaans & Netherlandic Studies
Archaeology
Art Historical Studies
Classical Studies
Criminology
Dance
Drama
Economics
Education
English Language & Literature
Environmental & Geographical Sciences
Media Studies
Film Studies
Fine Art
French Language & Literature
Gender Studies
German Language & Literature
Historical Studies
Industrial Sociology
Italian
Library & Information Science
Linguistics
Music
Philosophy
Political Studies
Psychology
Religious Studies
Rhetoric Studies
Social Anthropology
Social Work
Sociology

Doctor of Social Science
General

Master of Arts
(coursework & dissertation)
Applied Drama & Theatre Studies
Applied Economics
Art Historical Studies
African languages & Literatures
Afrikaans & Netherlandic Studies
Classical Studies
Clinical Psychology
Creative Writing
Economics
Economics & Demography
Environmental & Geographical Studies
Film Theory & Practice
French Language & Literature
German Language & Literature
Health Economics
Historical Studies
Italian Language & Literature
Jewish Studies
Language, Literature & Modernity
Literary studies
Philosophy
Political Communication
Public Affairs & Administration
Psychological Research
Practical Anthropology
Sociology
South African & Comparative Politics
Theatre & Performance

Master of Arts
(dissertation)
Art Historical Studies
African Languages & Literatures
Afrikaans & Netherlandic Studies
Drama
English Language & Literature
Film Studies
French Language & Literature
German Language & Literature
Historical Studies
Italian language & Literature
Linguistics
Philosophy
Political Studies
Religious Studies
Social Anthropology
Sociology

Master of Education
(coursework & dissertation)
Adult Education
Applied Language & Literacy Studies
Curriculum Studies
Educational Administration, Planning & Social Policy
Higher Education Studies
History Education
History of Art Education
Information Communication Technologies
Mathematics Education
Science Education
Teaching

Master of Education
(dissertation)

Master of Library & Information Science

Master of Philosophy in Education
Adult Education
Applied Language & Literacy Studies
Curriculum Studies
Educational Administration, Planning & Social Policy
Higher Education Studies
History Education
History of Art Education
Information Communication Technologies
Mathematics Education
Science Education
Teaching

Master of Philosophy
(coursework & dissertation)
African Studies
Development Studies
Digital Curation
Diversity Studies
Family Law & Development
HIV/AIDS in Society
Justice & Transformation
Literary & Cultural Theory
Politics, Philosophy & Social Theory
Politics, Philosophy & Economics
Public Culture
Public Policy
Rhetoric Studies
Workplace Change & Labour Law

Master of Philosophy
(dissertation only)
African Studies
Rhetoric Studies
Library & Information Studies
General

Master of Public Administration

Master of Social Science
(coursework & minor dissertation)
Archaeology
Clinical Practice in Social Work
Comparative & International Politics
Democratic Governance
Economics
Economics & Demography
Environmental & Geographical Studies
Health Economics
International Relations
Organisational Psychology
Philosophy
Political Communication
Political Philosophy & Social Theory
Practical Anthropology
Probation & Correctional Practice
Public Affairs & Administration
Religious Studies
Social Anthropology
Social Development
Social Policy & Management
Sociology
South African & Comparative Politics

Master of Social Science
(dissertation only)
Economics
Environmental & Geographical Studies
Gender Studies
Health Economics
Industrial Sociology
Organisational Psychology
Philosophy
Political Studies
Psychology
Religious Studies
Social Anthropology
Social Development
Social Planning & Administration
Sociology

Masters of Arts in Fine Art

Masters of Fine Art
Fine Art
New Media
Film & TV Production

Postgraduate Certificate in Education – Further Education

Postgraduate Certificate in Education – Intermediate & Senior Phase

Postgraduate Certificate in Education – Senior Phase & Further Education

Postgraduate Diploma in African Studies

Postgraduate Diploma in Art
Fine Art

Postgraduate Diploma in Education
Adult Education
Applied Language & Literacy Studies
Curriculum Studies
Educational Administration, Planning & Social Policy
Higher Education Studies
History of Art Education
History Education
HIV/AIDS in Society
Information Communication Technologies
Mathematics Education
Science Education
Teaching

Postgraduate Diploma in Library & Information Studies

Postgraduate Diploma in Music in Performance

Please note

  • For detailed information on these degrees and diplomas please consult the Humanities Faculty handbook.
  • A general Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Science degree requires students to study two approved majors. (See Arts and Social Sciences majors.) For more information please consult the undergraduate and postgraduate admission requirements for Humanities.