UCT Postgraduate Prospectus 2023/2024 pdf

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UCT Postgraduate Prospectus 2023/2024 pdf

  • UCT Postgraduate Prospectus 2023/2024 pdf

The Postgraduate Studies at UCT brochure gives a broad look at academic and student life at UCT, as well as the resources that cater specifically to the needs of postgraduate students.

UCT offers a full range of postgraduate programmes in its 6 faculties:

  • Commerce
  • Engineering & the Built Environment
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Science


As a UCT postgraduate, you will join a community of committed, smart and influential individuals who are pushing the boundaries of knowledge, contributing to the betterment of society, and who will go on to take leadership roles in academia, business and communities in South Africa, Africa and the world. Your postgraduate experience will give you the opportunity to establish networks that span the globe.


  • UCT, with its large population of globally influential researchers, is the leading university in Africa and is ranked among the top 200 in the world.
  • It is also in the top 100 universities globally for clinical, pre-clinical and health and in the top 10 for development studies.
  • Postgraduate degrees allow students to form a thorough foundation on their preferred subject matter.
  • You will mix with some of the best researchers in the world: just over a third of the country’s A-rated
    researchers (international leaders in their field) are at UCT.
  • We strive to offer our postgraduates an international experience through our wide network of international
    partnerships across Africa and the rest of the world, including joint doctoral and master’s programmes and
    mobility opportunities.
  • You will be joining a vibrant international community: UCT is home to over 2 650 international postgraduate students from more than 100 countries.8We can help you: UCT has a dedicated Postgraduate Funding Office, an Office for Postgraduate Studies and dedicated staff serving the postgraduate community in all faculties.
  •  You can make a difference: UCT’s Knowledge Co-op links postgraduates who want to make a difference to community partners with research needs.
  • The university has an outstanding record of attracting international funding: for example, for many years in a row, UCT has received more funding from the United States’ (US) National Institutes of Health (NIH) than any other higher education institution outside the US.



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