Post Grad Showcase

Post Grad short videos

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.

 

Mathematics

Applied Mathematics

There are many more research areas in the department. The list of staff on the UCT maths website gives the research interests of each member of staff. See http://www.math.uct.ac.za/staff-permanent-academic, http://www.math.uct.ac.za/staff-temporary-academic and http://www. math.uct.ac.za/staff-honorary.

 

Honours

http://www.mamhonours.uct.ac.za/

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)
      • * Cryptology
      • * Complexity Theory
      • * Graph Theory

How to apply and admissions requirements:

http://www.mamhonours.uct.ac.za/applying

  • • Admissions Requirements:
    • - 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

 

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