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List of courses offered by the University of Cape Town

List of courses offered by the University of Cape Town

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The University of Cape Town is one of the best place of learning in South Africa known for being really smart about academics. It offers many courses for students to choose from, making it open for almost any interest you might have.

Now, let’s talk about the different parts of the University, the faculties. UCT has many faculties, and they offer courses for both new students (undergraduates) and those who already finished some studies (postgraduates).

Imagine you are going into a big store with different sections. Each section has its own things. That’s kind of like how the University of Cape Town has faculties. These faculties cover a wide range of subjects, so no matter what you’re curious about, chances are there’s something for you.

This is why on this page, we’re going to bring you with the comprehensive list of courses offered by the University of Cape Town. So, if you’re ready to explore what UCT has to offer, stay tuned because we’re about to dive into the details!

List of courses offered by the University of Cape Town

Faculty of Arts

The faculty of Law at the University of Cape Town has a wide range of universities for both undergraduate and Postgraduate students. They are:

Postgraduate Certificate

  • FET Teaching
  • Foundation Phase Teaching
  • Senior Phase & FET Teaching

Postgraduate Diploma

  • Adult & Community Ed & Training
  • African Studies
  • Education Leadership & Management
  • Educational Technology
  • Fine Art
  • Higher Education Studies
  • Library & Information Studies
  • Performance

Bachelor of Arts (Hons)

  • African Languages & Literature
  • African Studies
  • Afrikaans
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic Language & Literature
  • Archaeology
  • Archaeology & Environmental Sc
  • Art Historical Studies
  • Classical Studies
  • Curatorship
  • Dance
  • Development Studies
  • English Studies
  • Environmental & Geog Studies
  • Film & Television Studies
  • Film Theory & Practice
  • French Language & Literature
  • German Language & Literature
  • Greek Language & Literature
  • Heritage and Public Culture
  • Historical Studies
  • Industrial Sociology
  • International Relations
  • Italian Language & Literature
  • Justice & Transformation
  • Latin Language & Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Media Theory & Practice
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Performance
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy, Politics & Economics
  • Political Communication
  • Politics
  • Portuguese Language & Lit
  • Public Policy & Administration
  • Religious Studies
  • Romance Languages&Literatures
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Teaching French Foreign Lang
  • Theatre & Performance

Bachelor of Music (Hons)

  • Musicology
  • Performance

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons)

  • African Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Archaeology & Environmental Sc
  • Clinical Social Work
  • Criminal Justice Social Work
  • Development Studies
  • Economics
  • Environmental & Geog Studies
  • Gender and Transformation
  • Heritage and Public Culture
  • Industrial Sociology
  • International Relations
  • Justice & Transformation
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy, Politics & Economics
  • Political Communication
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy & Administration
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Development
  • Social Policy & Management
  • Sociology

Master of Arts

  • Classical Studies
  • Afrikaans
  • Environmental & Geographical Studies
  • Economic Development
  • Arabic Language & Literature
  • Sociology
  • Historical Studies
  • Global Media
  • Linguistics
  • Italian Language & Literature
  • Media Studies
  • Applied Drama & Theatre Studies
  • Anthropology
  • French Language & Literature
  • Language, Lit & Modernity
  • Hebrew Language & Literature
  • English Language & Literature
  • Latin Language & Literature
  • Political Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Film & Television Studies
  • Media Theory & Practice
  • Documentary Arts
  • Dance
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Greek Language & Literature
  • Film Studies
  • Industrial Sociology
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Psychology Research
  • Politics
  • Teaching French Foreign Language
  • Practical Anthropology
  • German Language & Literature
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Spanish
  • History Studies
  • Literary Studies in English
  • Education
  • Neuropsychology

Master of Education

  • Higher Education Studies
  • Theatre & Performance
  • Curriculum Studies
  • Psychology of Education
  • Ed Policy, Leadership & Change
  • Applied Lang & Lit Studies
  • Science Education
  • Adult Education
  • Mathematics Education

Master of Library and Information Science

  • Library & Information Studies

Master of Music

  • Music (DISS Only)
  • Music (Diss, Perf & Coursework)
  • Music (Diss & Composition)
  • Music (Diss & Performance)
  • Music (DISS & Cwk)

Master of Social Sciences

Master of Philosophy PhD

Faculty of Business

The following are the list of the various courses offered by the University of Cape Town. This include for Postgraduates and undergraduates.

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

  • Actuarial Science
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Statistics
  • Survey Data Analysis
  • Tax Technical & Compliance

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (Part time)

  • Business & Systems Analysis
  • Computer Forensics
  • Economic Analysis & Financial Markets
  • Enterprise Syst & Bus Proc Man
  • Information Systems

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Executive Management (Full Time)
  • Executive Management (Modular)

Master of Business Science

  • Marketing

Master of Commerce

  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Finance
  • Corporate Finance & Valuations
  • Development Finance
  • Economics
  • Financial Reporting, Analysis & Governance
  • South African Taxation
  • Actuarial Science
  • Development Policy & Practice
  • Economic Development
  • Economic Science
  • Finance
  • Financial Management
  • Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • Information Systems
  • International Taxation
  • Investment Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations Research
  • Risk Management of Financial Markets
  • Statistics
  • Taxation
  • International Management

Master of Philosophy

  • Actuarial Science
  • Analytical Population Research
  • Demography
  • Development Policy & Practice
  • Inclusive Innovation
  • Mathematical Finance
  • Programme Evaluation
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Financial Technology
  • Management Studies

Occasional Commerce Postgrad

  • Commerce General

MBA (Full time)

PhD

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

Faculty of Engineering

The following is the comprehensive list of courses offered by the University of Cape at both undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.

Postgraduate Diploma

  • Power Plant Engineering

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

  • Architectural Studies
  • City & Regional Planning
  • Construction Management
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Materials Science
  • Nuclear Power
  • Property Studies
  • Quantity Surveying

Master of Philosophy

  • Architecture
  • Architecture & Planning
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Conservation Built Environment
  • Construction Econ & Management
  • Construction Economics & Management
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Eng Education Electrical
  • Eng Education Mechanical
  • Engineering Education Chemical
  • Engineering Education Civil
  • Engineering Management
  • Geomatics
  • Nuclear Power
  • Space Studies
  • Transport Studies

Master of Science

  • Architecture
  • Architecture & Planning
  • Architecture (Professional)
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Civil Infrastr Mngmnt & Maint
  • Civil Infrastructure Management & Maintenance
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Geomatics
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear Power
  • Project Management

Faculty of Medicine

The University Medical School is extensively large having different Courses for undergraduates and postgraduate students. The following are some of the courses offered by the University of Cape Town.

Postgraduate Diploma

  • Addictions Care
  • Clin Paediatric Physiotherapy
  • Clinical Hepatology
  • Clinical Paed Emergency Care
  • CliniPaed Electrophys & Epilep
  • Community & Gen Paediatrics
  • Community Eye Health
  • Development Paediatrics
  • Disability Studies
  • Family Medicine
  • Health Economics
  • Health Leadership
  • Health Professional Education
  • Healthcare Tech Management
  • Interdisciplinary Pain Management
  • Neonatology
  • Occupational Health
  • Paediatric Cardiology
  • Paediatric Critical Care
  • Paediatric Gastroenterology
  • Paediatric Nephrology
  • Paediatric Pulmonology
  • Paediatric Radiology
  • Paediatric Rheumatology
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Pesticide Risk Management
  • TB-HIV Management

Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours)

  • Applied Anatomy
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biokinetics
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Exercise Science
  • Forensic Genetics
  • Human Genetics
  • Infectious Diseases & Immunol
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Medical Cell Biology
  • Medical Physics
  • Neuroscience and Physiology
  • Radiobiology
  • Structural Biology

Master of Medical Science

  • Anatomical Pathology
  • Anatomy
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Biomechanics
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Biology
  • Chemical Pathology
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Clinical Science & Immunology
  • Dietetics
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Exercise Science
  • Forensic Entomology
  • Forensic Genetics
  • Forensic Medical Microbiology
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Forensic Toxicology
  • Genetic Counselling
  • Global Surgery
  • Haematology
  • Human Genetics
  • Infection Management
  • Mechanobiology
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Medical Cell Biology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Medical Physics
  • Medical Virology
  • Medicine
  • Molecular Forensics
  • Musculoskeletal Science
  • Neuroscience (Physiology)
  • Neuroscience (Psychiatry)
  • Neuroscience (Surgery)
  • Nutrition
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Paediatrics
  • Physiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Public Health
  • Radiobiology
  • Radiotherapy
  • Sports Injuries
  • Surgery
  • Trauma Science
  • Trichology & Cosmetic Science
  • Urology

Master of Medicine

  • Anaesthesia
  • Anatomical Pathology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Chemical Pathology
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Forensic Pathology
  • Medical Genetics
  • Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Paediatric Surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Pathology (Clinical)
  • Pathology (Haematological)
  • Pathology (Microbiological)
  • Pathology (Virological)
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surg
  • Psychiatry
  • Public Health Medicine
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiology
  • Surgery
  • Urology

Master of Philosophy

  • Biokinetics
  • Biomedical Forensic Science
  • Clinical Paediatric Surgery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Liaison Mental Health
  • Occupational Health
  • Paediatric Forensic Pathology
  • Paediatric Pathology
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Sport & Exercise Medicine
  • African Emergency Care
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Clinical Emergency Medicine
  • Counselling & Psychotherp Serv
  • Disability Studies
  • Disaster Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Exercise&Sports Physiotherapy
  • Health Innovation
  • Health Sciences Education
  • Healthcare Tech Management
  • Maternal & Child Health
  • Medical Virology
  • Occupational Health
  • Paediatric Pathology
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Patient Safety & Clinical Decision-Making A
  • Patient Safety & Clinical Decision-Making B
  • Psychiatry
  • Public Health
  • Public Mental Health
  • Sports and Exercise Medicine
  • Surgery

Master of Philosophy (subspeciality)

  • Addictions Mental Health
  • Adv Hepatology & Transpl
  • Allergology
  • Cardiology (Adult)
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Clinical Haematology
  • Critical Care (Adult)
  • Development Paediatrics
  • Endocrinology (Adult)
  • Forensic Mental Health
  • Gastroenterology (Medical)
  • Gastroenterology (Surgical)
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Gynaecological Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases & HIV Med
  • Maternal & Foetal Medicine
  • Neonatology
  • Nephrology (Adult)
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Paediatric Cardiology
  • Paediatric Critical Care
  • Paediatric Endocrinology
  • Paediatric Gastroenterology
  • Paediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Paediatric Nephrology
  • Paediatric Neurology
  • Paediatric Oncology
  • Paediatric Pulmonology
  • Paediatric Rheumatology
  • Pulmonology (Adult)
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Urogynaecology
  • Vascular Surgery

Master of Public Health

  • Community Eye Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Economics
  • Health Systems
  • Social & Behavioural Sciences

Master of Science

  • Paediatric Neurosurgery
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Exercise & Sports Physiotherapy
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Audiology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Child Nursing
  • Physiotherapy

Occasional (Med) Postgraduate

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Clinical Sc & Immunology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Genetic Counselling
  • Health Economics
  • Health Sciences General
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Public Health
  • Medical Elective.
  • Health Sciences General
  • International Affiliate
  • Health Sciences General
  • Paediatrics
  • Psychiatry

Faculty of Law

The University of Cape Town faculty of Law offers the following courses both at the Postgraduates and undergraduates level.

Postgraduate Diploma in Law

  • Tax Law
  • Shipping Law
  • Marine & Environmental Law
  • Labour Law
  • General
  • Environmental Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Criminology, Law and Society

Master of Law

  • Commercial Law
  • Comparative Law in Africa
  • Constitutional & Administrative Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology, Law and Society
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Environmental Law
  • General
  • Human Rights Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Law
  • International Taxation
  • International Trade Law
  • Labour Law
  • Law of Mineral & Petrol Extraction & Use
  • Marine & Environmental Law
  • Private Law
  • Private Law and Human Rights
  • Rhetoric Studies
  • Shipping Law

Occasional (Law) PG

  • Law General

PhD

  • Commercial Law
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Private Law
  • Public Law
  • Rhetoric Studies

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Astrophysics & Space Science
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental & Geographic Science
  • Geochemistry
  • Geology
  • Information Technology
  • Marine Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Molecular & Cell Biology
  • Ocean & Atmosphere Science
  • Physics
  • Statistical Sciences
  • Actuarial Science
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Archaeology
  • Archaeology & Environmental Science

Conclusion

This is a sneak peek into the various courses available at the University of Cape Town for both undergraduate and Postgraduate students. You can check through the various facilities and select from within.

Note: They’re specific requirements for all courses so it’s important you check the requirements for all courses before you make applications. For more information, you can visit the University of Cape official website.

We hope you enjoy our article on the breakdown of the list of courses offered by the University of Cape Town. Good luck.


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