University Of Cape Town Courses

University Of Cape Town Courses

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

Centre for Higher Education Development

Academic Development Programme


Accounting, College of
Actuarial Research, Centre for (CARe)
African Institute of Financial Markets & Risk Management

Engineering & the Built Environment

Architecture, Planning & Geomatics, School of

Health Sciences

Anatomical Pathology


African Cinema Unit (ACU)
African Gender Institute, Department of
African Studies, Centre for
Afrikaans and Netherlandic Studies, Department of
Albertina & Walter Sisulu Institute for Ageing in Africa (IAA)


Advanced Legal Studies, School for


Archaeology, Department of
Astronomy, Department of

Faculty of Commerce

The commerce faculty is the largest of all the faculties at UCT and continues to expand the programmes it offers its students. Commerce degree programmes prepare students for the personnel needs of the fast-growing world of financial service industries and prepare them for participation in the global economy. The Commerce Faculty receives strong support from international agencies, and remains committed to engagement with the African continent. Commerce degrees and diplomas prepare you for the employment needs of the expanding world of business and professional financial services and equip you to participate in the global economy.

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Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment

In the industrial revolution – the age of the foundation of engineering – there was an assumption that the planet would always have sufficient resources to provide. However, we are now required to develop skills to take into account an understanding of the world – one that recognises that resources are limited; one that appreciates the complexity and inter-relatedness of systems. Instead of a straight line leading from ‘here’ to ‘progress’, there is a need to think about multiple pathways and plurality, diversity and difference. It is the connections and reconnections between people and ideas, networks and flows and the richness of diversity and multiplicity that are key. Against this backdrop of a changing world, the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment (EBE) is determined to build on the strengths of the past and to embrace the challenges of the future facing Africa and the global community.

Download the undergraduate handbook here.
Download the postgraduate handbook here.

Faculty of Humanities

With close to 6 000 students, the Faculty of Humanities is the second largest faculty at UCT. Three-quarters of our student population is at undergraduate level. The faculty comprises 16 vibrant academic departments located in three main clusters: the arts, the social sciences, and the performing and creative arts. Common to all is a focus on the human condition, in all its dimensions. With four DST/NRF SARChI Research Chairs, two Mellon Research Chairs as well as 86 new and renewed NRF-rated researchers, the faculty enjoys a strong tradition in interdisciplinary research and teaching. Our academics equip students with skills that are crucial for engaging with the material and non-material aspects of being human. We produce exceptional graduates who possess imagination, insight, mental agility and analytical skills. We prepare young people for a variety of career paths in the public and private sectors, in the media space, in the NGO sector and in research and academia.

Download the undergraduate handbook here.
Download the postgraduate handbook here.

Faculty of Law

The law faculty attracts excellent students from diverse backgrounds, and this makes for a rich learning environment. Our graduates are highly sought after. Student initiatives such as the Social Justice Seminars and LAWCO are recognised as excellent, and the student leadership (both the Law Students’ Council and the Black Law Students’ Forum) are very strong. Unique to our LLB is the incorporation of 60 hours of community service so our students graduate with a sense of their role in society. In line with our view that teaching should be research-led, the faculty has excellent staff, both as teachers and as researchers, and as leading authors on their subjects. The first DST/NRF SARChI Research Chair in Humanities was given to the faculty; two professors are A-rated researchers and fourteen are NRF-rated researchers. Two of our staff members have been awarded Distinguished Teachers’ Awards and in 2009 the faculty won two international teaching awards. Last but not least, the excellent law library is linked to major electronic databases and houses 284 top-class journals and more than 85 000 books.

Download the faculty handbook (undergraduate and postgraduate) here.

Faculty of Science

The science faculty is, by various measures, the best in the country: it has the largest number of scientists who have been rated through a rigorous process of international evaluation, and within this group it has the largest number who are acknowledged to be world leaders in their fields, and who hold an “A” rating. Thus undergraduate and postgraduate programmes benefit by being developed and taught side-by-side with cutting-edge research.