What does UCT have to offer?

UCT has entered into a number of site licence agreements that allow staff (and in some cases students) to use a wide range of software. This includes Trellix anti-virus software, a number of statistical analysis packages, an assistive reading package and referencing software such as Refworks and EndNote. Unless otherwise stated, the software listed below is available to staff and to students, with the exception of Microsoft Windows, for installation on your personal computer as well as your UCT-owned machine. 

Check out the UCT ICTS Downloads Page to find out more!

Online Courses

You can also enrol in the following online courses before taking up the course to gain a brief overview of marine sciences and knowledge on how to conduct quantitative research through using various statistical methods and analyses: 

MOOC on Large Marine Ecosystems through UCT

Focusing on the Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) of the world, this course will introduce the concept and practice of ecosystem-based management (management of human activities in an integrated fashion across political boundaries and economic sectors).

Ocean MOOC - From science to solutions

In the massive open online course One Planet – One Ocean: From Science to Solutions, learn from the world's leading experts on ocean science. They will present the issues and potential solutions – grounded in rigorous scientific research – to fight for our endangered waters. 


Introduction to Statistics is also needed: 

Stanford's "Introduction to Statistics" teaches you statistical thinking concepts that are essential for learning from data and communicating insights. By the end of the course, you will be able to perform exploratory data analysis, understand key principles of sampling, and select appropriate tests of significance for multiple contexts. You will gain the foundational skills that prepare you to pursue more advanced topics in statistical thinking and machine learning.

Python and R statistical programming is also useful, you can take the first introductory courses.