Here are some short videos of postgraduate students in the department speaking about their research groups and their postgraduate journeys.

Avishek

Eniola

Many&Malcolm

Melissa

Some research groups in the department

Here is some helpful information about a few of the research groups in the department as well as a summary of the honours courses. Be sure to follow the links for detailed and up to date information.

One year of study with coursework and a project with a supervisor. It is either Honours in Mathematics (MAM4000W) or Honours in Applied Mathematics (MAM4001W). A certain number of modules have to be taken. Maths modules can be taken in the Applied Maths course and vice-versa. Some modules can also be taken in different departments. A reading module can also be taken. See the website for detailed information.

Some modules offered (subject to change) :

• Mathematics

- Core modules (do at least three)

* Algebra

* Analysis

* Differential Geometry

* Topology

- Electives (vary from year to year)

* Braids

* Category Theory

* Special Topics in Topology

* Homological Algebra

* Variational Methods for PDEs

- Modules offered by DMTCS (only two offered per year)

* Cryptology

* Complexity Theory

* Graph Theory

• Applied Mathematics:

- Advanced Mathematical Methods 1 (varies year to year - 2019 is: Numerical Investigation of Chaos in Nonlinear Hamiltonian Systems)

- Advanced Mathematical Methods 2 (usually given by Jeff Murugan)

- Spectral Methods 1

- An Introduction to String Theory

- General Relativity and Cosmology (two-semester courses)

- Modules offered by CERECAM:

* An Introduction to Finite Elements

* Continuum Mechanics

* Finite Element Analysis

* Nonlinear Material Behaviour

* Programming for Scientists and Engineers (C++)

- Modules offered by DMTCS (only two offered per year)

- For Mathematics, at least 65% for MAM3000W; an average of all Maths courses in undergrad should be at least 65%

- For Applied Mathematics, 65% for MAM3040W; an average of all Maths courses in undergrad should be at least 65%

• Applying :

- You must send an email to Tanya Hannival (tanya.hannival@uct.ac.za) stating which course you’re applying for and you must also apply to UCT as a postgrad student

- Make sure to check the website for the details on applying and also on financial aid