Why Faculty of Arts at UCC
Research and Teaching
UCT Faculty of Humanities has a reputation for demanding excellence from our staff and students. We are home to some of South Africa's most celebrated intellectuals, including award-winning composers and singers; renowned artistic directors and literary critics; world famous novelists and poets; national policy makers and advisors to governments; sought-after economists; and highly respected social science researchers.
As a former student, you are automatically part of a global network of over 100 000 members of the UCT alumni community. The Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (EBE) also has its own alumni programme, which provides specific benefits and services to former engineering graduates. includes opportunities to reconnect with your alma mater and to help further the goals of the university.
Diversity is our key strength
As the largest faculty on campus, the Faculty of Humanities is home to more than 6000 Undergraduate and Postgraduate students annually. Currently, 43 countries are represented in our student body. We attract students and academics from across the globe which means exposure to a rich diversity of knowledge, experience and best practice.