NGA-coursework

NGA-Coursework is an initiative funded by the South African National Graduate Academy for Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (NGA(MaSS)). The aim of NGA-Coursework is to provide a centralized platform for pooling the resources of all South African universities in offering a more consistent and wider range of masters level coursework in mathematics and statistical sciences. Such pooled-resource models have proven to be successful internationally.

NGA-Coursework will be presented online and is geared toward MSc and PhD students who are registered at South African Universities. Staff and postdocs are also welcome to participate. NGA-Coursework is free of charge for all participants.

Quality assurance of all courses is the mandate of the NGA (MaSS). Participants wishing to negotiate credit recognition at their home university should discuss this with the steering committee and their home university administration ahead of time.

For more information see the FAQ.

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Call for course proposals for Semester 1, 2023.

Deadline: 30 September 2022

Lecturers who would like to present a course in Semester 1 of 2023 may submit a short course description on the Course Proposals page. Do contact the NGA-Coursework steering committee for more information. Please see the current/past course offering for examples of course descriptions. The NGA-coursework steering committee will offer assistance in compiling and collating funding applications with the NGA(MaSS).


NGA-Coursework, Semester 2, 2022

Category Theory

Six weeks in the period: 26 July 2022 -- 9 Sept 2022

Prof Zurab Janelidze (University of Stellenbosch)

Course Content

Register here

Sobolev spaces and PDEs

Six weeks in the period: 12 Sept 2022 – 4 Nov 2022

Prof. Jacek Banasiak (University of Pretoria)

Course Content

Register here

SATACS Courses, Semester 2, 2022

The South African Theory and Computational School (SATACS), with funding from National Institute for Theoretical and Computational Sciences (NITheCS) will offer the following courses in Semester 2 of 2022.


  • Machine Learning for Theoretical Physicists

  • Introduction to Cosmology

  • Extreme Gravity or An Introduction to Black Holes and Gravitational Waves

  • Mathematical Structures

  • Advanced Methods for Mathematical Physics

  • Non-linear Hamiltonian Dynamics and Chaos

  • Quantum Field Theory I

  • Quantum Field Theory II


Please see the SATACS website for more information:

https://nithecs.ac.za/south-african-theory-and-computational-school/