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Frequently Asked Questions

We are currently building this section with questions that are often asked of the staff and students in the department. If there are any other questions you have for us, please do not hesitate to contact the department directly.

What can I do with a postgraduate qualification awarded by the EGS Department?

Our students enter a wide variety of careers, including: further research, Environmental consultancy, disaster management, local government, NGO work, teaching, running their own consultancies and a range of other professions.

How do I qualify for the degree?

  1. Honours: To enter into any Honours programme you will be expected to have a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental and Geographical Science or equivalent with an aggregate mark of at least 65%.
  2. Masters by Dissertation and Coursework: For all programmes, except the MPhil in Environmental Management, you will be expected to have an Honours degree in Environmental and Geographical Science or equivalent with good results. For entry in the MPhil in Environmental Management you will be expected to have an Honours degree in any subject other than Environmental and Geographical Science.
  3. Masters by Dissertation: An Honours degree with excellent marks.
  4. PhD: A Master’s degree with excellent marks

What do I need to do in order to apply: 

Firstly you need to apply online to the University by going to www.uct.ac.za

Secondly, you submit all your documents relevant to the programme you are applying for via email to tanya.basadien@uct.ac.za.

Please note that both applications need to be done before the specific deadline.

How much will it cost?

For current fees information please visit the Fees Offices website: http://www.uct.ac.za/apply/fees/

Non-SADC resident students will normally be expected to pay an additional R19 500 per year. There are a number of bursaries available. Applicants are advised to go to the Postgraduate Funding Offices website: http://www.uct.ac.za/apply/funding/postgraduate/applications/