Why study development at UCT?
The study of development or development studies draws on a wide range of academic disciplines, which address the issues facing the global south. This website provides information on the full range of the University of Cape Town’s programmes and courses in the area of development. It also provides a guide to the possibilities for interdisciplinary studies best suited to the capabilities and interests of individual students.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) is recognised globally as a leading institution in Development Studies. The QS 2016 World University Rankings placed UCT in the top ten universities globally for Development Studies. The rankings are based on academic standing (programmes taught and research impact) and also incorporate employer perceptions and feedback.