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Third Term Courses

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A number of Humanities courses are also offered in the Summer and Winter Terms. These are referred to as 'Third-Term' courses: credit-bearing courses offered to students to support them in meeting the curriculum requirements of their degrees.  They are referred to as ‘Third Term’ as they are offered outside the regular first and second semester structure, usually over the winter or summer vacation periods. Due to the intensified nature of these courses, students may register for only one Third-Term course at a time

Please note: Third-Term courses should not be confused with UCT short courses, which are not credit-bearing courses.Descriptions of each of the Third-Term courses on offer can be found on page 123 of the Humanities Undergraduate Handbook.


Winter Term (L suffix)

 Cancelled due to COVID-19

Summer Term (P suffix)

 4-29 January 2021


You can apply for Summer and Winter term courses until the Friday before the course starts. These start dates are also published on the main UCT website calendar.

Sign up for a course

To sign-up for a third term course, you may either do so during your annual registration or will need to complete a Change of Curriculum form to add the relevant course.