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EHS MPhil Programme

Academic requirements

Students must have graduated (minimum of 65% GPA) with either:

  • An Honours degree or equivalent in literature, fine arts, philosophy and / or social sciences, or
  • A relevant Honours degree (or equivalent) that has given them a background in the creative and performing arts, sciences, planning, engineering, economics, education, or law.
  • Mid-career candidates with Bachelors degrees and substantial relevant experience may apply for "Recognition of Prior Learning" (RPL) in place of the Honours degree. 

Admission requirements

Faculty admission requirements as set out under Rule FM3 apply. Refer to the current Humanities Handbook available on UCT Handbooks .

Programme admission requirements apply. Students must have graduated (minimum of 65% GPA) with either:

  • an Honours degree or equivalent in literature, fine arts, philosophy and/or social sciences, or
  • a relevant Honours degree (or equivalent) that has given them a background in the creative and performing arts, sciences, planning, engineering, economics, education, or law. Such applications must be accompanied by a writing sample and a letter of motivation; these are to be assessed by a selection committee.

How to apply

  • Applications are made via the UCT Online Applications portal . The MPhil degree code is HLM041AXL09.
  • To apply, you will need a CV, a transcript, a one or two page(s) research concept note and a writing sample. 
  • Please email Vivienne Toleni: vivienne.toleni@uct.ac.za to advise that your application is submitted.

For further information, please email EHS MPhil Programme Coordinator Nikiwe Solomon: nikiwe.solomon@uct.ac.za.

EHS Doctoral Programme (PhD)

Eligibility

Doctoral candidates who hold a Masters degree in a related field, with a minimum average of 65%.

How to apply

EHS welcomes pro-active applications. To apply, please send the following documentation to EHS Director Prof. Lesley Green (lesley.green@uct.ac.za) and cc Vivienne Toleni (Vivienne.toleni@uct.ac.za):

  • Dissertation concept note
  • CV
  • Transcript

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