Many of ACDI's institutional members offer Honours and Masters degrees in different domains of climate and development. These can be taught coursework-based programmes (usually with a mini-dissertation) or Dissertation-only programmes. Below is the wide array of climate change based Honours and Masters courses offered at UCT.
Honours in Environmental & Geographical Science at the UCT
Students with a completed undergraduate three-year degree may apply to this honours programme through the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Humanities. Two different honours degrees are offered based on specialisations: Environmental and Geographical Science, or Atmospheric Science.
Entry into this honours programme is quite competitive. Interested students are advised to check the deadlines and submit all required materials on time. More information about this degree can be found on the Honours modules page which can and might include a climate change topic.
Applied Ocean Sciences
The Marine Research Institute convenes a Masters degree in Applied Ocean Sciences. The course is intended for professionals interested in working in the field of applied marine science. The course is designed for both recent graduates as well as those with several years’ experience who wish to gain skills to operate in the ocean services sector, with a focus on operational and conservation activities, food, water quality, recreation preservation and other aspects of the Blue Economy.
Development Policy and Practice
Environmental Law / Marine and Environmental Law
Institute of Marine and Environmental Law currently offers a broad array of postgraduate qualifications specialising in Environmental Law or Marine & Environmental Law. These postgraduate qualifications include: LLM Degree; MPhil Degree; LLM Professional Degree; and Postgraduate Diploma.
Environment, Society and Sustainability
The department of Environmental and Geographical Science currently offers an MPhil in Environment, Society and Sustainability. .This 18-month programme is aimed at students with no prior experience in Environmental and Geographical Science, providing training in Environmental Management theory and practice. Students with an Honours degree in any discipline other than Environmental and Geographical Science may apply for entry into this programme.
African Centre for Cities hosts a Masters in Southern Urbanism aimed at fostering the next generation of urban scholars from Africa rooted in Southern city perspectives. The full-time, 18-month MPhil curriculum combines course work (50%) and a minor dissertation (50%). The language of instruction is English. In year one students complete the Masters coursework, which includes a compulsory City Research Studio, a choice of two of three interdisciplinary urban modules, and an urban-focused elective.
Please note that most UCT departments offer Masters by Dissertation and occasionally these may be part of a larger research programme. Please contact the department you are interested and look out for opportunities as they arise
Environmental and Geographical Science
Students may enrol for this Masters in Environmental & Geographical Science through the Faculties of Science or Humanities. They will be expected to conduct research under the supervision of a member of staff within the Department of Environmental and Geographical Science. Students will only be admitted to study if an academic staff member can support their proposed research. Therefore, please use the departmental website to access information about the various research interests and staff in the department.