Inclusive Innovation

University of Cape Town

M.Phil. On Campus
12 months
11268 USD/year
7683 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Philosophy specialising in Inclusive Innovation (MPhil) at the University of Cape Town is an interdisciplinary, research-based degree that leads to the development of novel and sustainable business solutions for social challenges.


Join like-minded visionaries on a rich learning journey where expertise, life experience, passion and innovation converge to support new possibilities and ideas. The Inclusive Innovation programme at the University of Cape Town has four modules that run over one year and students must submit a research dissertation within two years of registration in order to graduate.

The MPhil's desired outcomes are:

A research dissertation that has a strong narrative around the development of a prototype, framework or business model to address a specific social or environmental challenge. The submission must clearly illustrate a contribution to knowledge and practice.

A practical outcome or artefact (a prototype, framework, business model, etc.). This can be in planning stage only.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Inclusive Education
  • Inclusive Finance
  • Inclusive Healthcare
  • Inclusive Technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold at least a NQF level 8 qualification in Applied Science, Commerce, Humanities, Health Sciences, Arts, and other related degrees. Alternatively applicants who have a three-year degree with three or more years of work experience may apply as an RPL candidate (Recognition of Prior Learning). All applicants are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Applicants must have already demonstrated a desire for solving problems within the key themes of education, health, finance and digital inclusion; or have a passion to pursue an area they have already researched substantially

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11268 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11268 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    7683 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7683 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National : R129 000
  • International: R189 200


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Inclusive Innovation
University of Cape Town


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