UCT Postgraduate Application 2023

UCT Postgraduate Application 2023

Welcome to UCT Postgraduate Application 2023!

The admission requirements for UCT Postgraduate Application 2023 varies between faculties.

Before you apply, you are advised to go through the different faculties to know what is required from you for the application.

Lumin Africa will guide you through the requirements of the following faculties:

  • Commerce
  • Engineering & the Built Environment
  • Graduate School of Business
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Science

COMMERCE POSTGRADUATE APPLICATION 2023

This Faculty offers a variety of postgraduate options, which is designed for students with a vocational/professional focus, or for those wishing to pursue the academic discipline of their undergraduate commerce degree.

Honours/Masters/Doctoral degrees

The Faculty also offers a range of degrees for students who wish to study further, a particular commerce discipline. Some of these degrees are offered on a part-time basis whilst others will require a full-time study. Certain Masters degrees require coursework and/or internships in addition to the dissertation.

For professionally/vocationally directed postgraduate diplomas

Students who have undergraduate degrees in Commerce and other faculties can also apply for Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Diplomas in Management. The Postgraduate Diplomas currently offered are ideal for students who intend on pursuing a career in Accounting, Information Systems, Actuarial Science, or a variety of Management areas including Sport Management, Marketing, Business Communication, and Entrepreneurship.

Some postgraduate courses do require students to have an undergraduate degree in Commerce, some of our postgraduate diplomas are available to students with an undergraduate background.

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ENGINEERING AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT

The Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment consists of a wide array of programmes and specialisations at the postgraduate level.

They also provide exciting opportunities for further study and research.

The programmes at Postgraduate Diploma, Honours, Masters and PhD are organised primarily within the departments, but the processing of applications for admission into the programmes are administered by the Faculty Office.

Rules and guidelines for the degrees may be found in the Faculty Handbook.

The Faculty offers a wide range of research specialisations and postgraduate courses.

Architecture, Planning & Geomatics postgraduate courses

Chemical Engineering postgraduate courses

Civil Engineering postgraduate courses

Construction and Property Studies postgraduate courses

Electrical Engineering postgraduate courses

Mechanical Engineering postgraduate courses

Entrance requirements

Details are set out in the Faculty Handbook.

The standard minimum requirements for admission are as follows. Selection is based on an applicant’s academic record.

Honours degrees

A three-year bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field.

Postgraduate diplomas and Masters degrees

This requires an appropriate four-year bachelor’s degree or Honours equivalent, but for applicants who are holders of three-year qualifications plus a minimum of 5 years relevant senior working experience (post-Bachelors qualification), you may be considered for admission.

Masters Degrees in City & Regional Planning, City Planning & Urban Design, and Landscape Architecture:

For these, a structured two-year Master’s degree in the School of Architecture, Planning & Geomatics is an appropriate three-year Bachelor’s qualification.

Doctoral degrees

At the doctoral degree level three qualifications are offered:

The PhD: This is a University-wide research degree. The standard entrance requirement is a Master’s degree

The DArch and the DSc(Eng): These are rarely awarded senior doctorates, for example for published work which has established the author as a world authority.

Detailed information on the doctoral degrees is obtainable from the Faculty Office.

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HEALTH SCIENCES IN POSTGRADUATE APPLICATION 2023

Postgraduate diplomas

For Postgraduate Diplomas, applicants will require an approved Bachelor’s degree with the appropriate subjects or other qualifications that can be considered equivalent.

Also, some programmes have additional admission requirements and the relevant department or the Faculty Office (Postgraduate Administration unit) should be contacted directly.

Honours

Bachelor’s degree with specific major subjects is the minimum requirement for admission for an Honours degree with specific major subjects.

Although, some programmes have additional admission requirements and the relevant department or the Faculty Office (Postgraduate Administration unit) needs to be contacted directly for these requirements.

Master’s admission requirements

A Master’s degree is the minimum admission requirement for an Honours degree in the subject that the applicant intends to pursue at the Master’s level.

The relevant department or the Faculty Office (Postgraduate Administration unit) should be contacted to establish specific admission requirements.

For research Master’s degrees, applicants are required to submit a research proposal with the application.

Prospective applicants are advised to contact the relevant Department directly in this regard.

For Doctorates

The minimum requirement for admission as a doctoral candidate is a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline.

All applicants are required to submit a research proposal with the application. Prospective applicants are advised to contact the relevant Department direct in this regard.

HUMANITIES

While applying for study, please visit the UCT self-service site, use a unique application number and monitor changes in your application status.

For additional admission-related information or queries, you may access the following Humanities resources:

  • Postgraduate Studies Brochure: This is a resource for students considering further study. This brochure contains information on the various programmes on offer, the admissions process as well as guidance on academic supervision.
  • Faculty of Humanities Postgraduate Handbook: This contains course codes, Faculty rules etc.
  • You should also visit the Postgraduate Office located in Room 110, Beattie Building. UCT Upper Campus.

Honours degree:

Applicants have at least a bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline or equivalent qualification for any Honours program.

Further requirements beyond this minimum typically apply, these would be specific to any given programme of study.

Applicants should consult the Faculty of Humanities Postgraduate Handbook for details of any further requirements beyond this minimum.

Masters degree:

Applicants are required to have an Honours degree or equivalent qualification.

Further requirements beyond this minimum typically apply, although these will be specific to any given programme of study.

Applicants should consult our Faculty of Humanities Postgraduate Handbook for details of any further requirements beyond this minimum.

In addition, for Masters by Research (Dissertation 100%), a research proposal must be submitted.

No formal registration can take place until the proposal has been considered and approved by the department’s Higher Degrees Committee (HDC).

PhD or Doctoral programmes:

Applicants must meet the required academic background which is; a master’s degree or equivalent qualification and demonstrable ability to develop an acceptable research proposal for which supervision is available.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

For postgraduate degrees, admission through the recognition of prior learning is possible in appropriate circumstances. Such admission is processed and decided in terms of the RPL policy and must be supported by the Head of Department you are applying to.

Normally, requirements include evidence of your prior experience in the tasks that would be expected at the postgraduate level. Some evidence of the capacity for conceptual and analytical thought at an advanced level would be expected. For example analytical writing such as prior publications, research reports or essays, or creative works.

LAW:

UCT school for Advanced Legal Studies is the home of postgraduate Law programmes.

Registering for your postgraduate Law studies means joining a strong community of legal expertise in a range of areas including – amongst many others – Commercial Law, Taxation, Human Rights, Environmental Law, Refugee Law, and Shipping Law.

There are three departments in the faculty, so postgraduate students can choose to focus their work in Private Law, Public Law and Commercial Law.

SCIENCE:

These are the admission requirements that must be met in order to register for a postgraduate degree in the Science Faculty:

Honours degree:
A candidate entering an Honours degree must generally have a BSc degree in the discipline in which he or she proposes to proceed to Honours.

Master’s degree:
A candidate entering a Master’s degree must have a BSc (Honours) degree or four-year undergraduate equivalent (i.e. a four-year degree post-South African National Senior Certificate equivalent, which includes a research project).

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD):
A candidate entering the PhD must have a Master’s degree.

More details on the requirements for admission to postgraduate study to can be found in the Science Faculty Handbook and the UCT General Rules and Policies

Thanks for visiting and good luck!

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