Grad week stars a cast of thousands

14 December 2009 | Story by Newsroom

studentsAmong the approximately 4 700 students who will graduate this week are these new doctors from the Faculty of Health Sciences who received their results on 30 November at the annual med results bash.

This week, thousands of UCT students will file through Jameson Hall, capping their studies with one final ritual.

As the university intake has grown noticeably over the past few years, it's no surprise then that the approximately 4 700 students who were eligible to graduate this year are substantially more than the 4 507 in December 2007 and the 4 489 in December 2008.

The Faculty of Commerce, including the Graduate School of Business, will graduate around 1 310 students, awarding over 700 bachelor's degrees, and more than 400 postgraduate diplomas.

The Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment will cap 650 students, awarding over 100 master's, 120 honours and 500 bachelor's degrees.

Graduates from the Faculty of Health Sciences number 450, and qualifications will include 25 doctorate degrees and over 70 postgraduate diplomas.

The Faculty of Humanities, still weighing in as the university's largest faculty, will - over its three ceremonies - cap 1 600 students. These include 330 honours and around 750 bachelor's students, while over 300 students will receive undergraduate certificates and diplomas.

The Faculty of Law will award 130 qualifications, including three doctorates, 37 master's degrees and 87 bachelor's degrees.

And finally, the Faculty of Science will boast over 550 graduates, including 40 who will receive their doctorates, 159 honours-degree recipients and 300 bachelor's qualifiers.

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