University of Cape Town

Postgraduate Programmes

Postgraduate Diplomas

Known for their tradition of innovation, the continent’s most respected University, the University of Cape Town, is breaking ground in the SA learning space; using their partnership with the online education industry’s leader, GetSmarter, to push forward the boundaries of access to top-tier postgraduate education to the edges of the continent.

Rob paddock

“We have to recognise that the educational needs of modern working professionals have changed. Now that we've entered the information era, modern careerists have to become lifelong learners if they wish to stay relevant and advance their professional ambitions.”
Rob Paddock, Chief Academic Officer, GetSmarter

UCT Advanced Diploma in Business Project Management

Gain an in-depth and holistic working knowledge of the project management discipline and its highly-valued functional applications to compete for top-tier positions in an increasingly projectised business landscape.

  • 1-year duration, completed part-time, and online, with one contact-based exam session at Exam Centres across South Africa.
  • Designed and convened by academic leader, Derek Smith: an Emeritus Professor at UCT with over 45 years of industry experience.
  • Designed for:
    • Working graduates looking for the flexibility of part-time, online learning to advance their careers;
    • Professionals who do not have an undergraduate degree, but would like to formalise their relevant work experience.
  • The programme is an NQF Level 7 (equivalent to an undergraduate degree)

UCT Postgraduate Diploma in Management in Marketing

Equip yourself with marketing industry-aligned management skills and expertise and successfully compete for top-tier marketing management roles both locally and abroad.

  • 2-year part-time programme
  • For working professionals and recent graduates seeking to balance full-time work with career advancing part-time study
  • Delivered in blended learning mode (one contact session per year plus online coursework)
  • Available to anyone across Africa

For more information

Across Africa is a strategic partnership between UCT's Faculty of Commerce and GetSmarter, providing access to the highest quality blended mode business education.