As Africa's top research-led university, UCT is home to a large number of world-ranked researchers. This means that postgraduate students are assured of interacting with scholars who are internationally recognised experts in their field.
Be part of one of the many innovative and dynamic research teams doing cutting-edge interdisciplinary work, such as doing research on African climate change and development, getting involved in the international SKA radio telescope project, joining the first centre for experimental research in economics in Africa, sustaining South Africa's valuable water resources, developing Africa's vibrant cities, participating in translational research that fights infectious diseases, HIV/Aids, TB, cancers and genetic conditions, or pioneering work in computational mechanics. In addition, UCT offers a full range of postgraduate programmes in six Faculties: Commerce, Engineering & the Built Environment, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law and Science.
To enhance the postgraduate experience, the university provides numerous resources and has steadily increased its funding for postgraduate studies.