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Learn online with the University of Cape Town (UCT)

Founded in 1829, UCT has a proud tradition of academic excellence and effecting social change and development through its pioneering scholarship, faculty and students. UCT’s reputation for excellence is underpinned by its distinctive research, led by its distinguished faculty, many of whom are world-leaders in their field. UCT has amplified their reach by offering online short courses for the global audience.

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An online education that sets you apart

Join over 70,000 working professionals from across the globe, who have already benefitted from the opportunity to:

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Earn a certificate from a world-class universityas powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to differentiate yourself and get recognised in the job market.

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Enjoy a personalised, people-mediated online learning experience that constantly achieves unprecedented course completion rates.
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Gain verifiable and relevant competencies through a career-focused curriculum that achieves specific learning outcomes and skill gains.