UCT Social Media Marketing online course

Duration: 8 weeks (excluding orientation)

Social media has transformed the way in which businesses communicate with their customers. Once used predominantly for personal networking purposes, social channels are now recognised as key marketing tools, and organisations need a sound strategy in place in order to properly leverage these platforms for promotional success.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) Social Media Marketing online short course is designed to teach you how to develop such a strategy. It’ll introduce you to the South African social media marketing landscape and familiarise you with key principles and practical tools that you can use to boost your company’s social presence. You’ll learn how to manage a social media community and make use of social channels to drive sales and generate leads. Ultimately, you’ll walk away with a comprehensive social media marketing strategy that aligns with business objectives.

Is this course for you?


This course is ideal for anyone wanting to improve their ability to utilise social media platforms optimally for marketing purposes. Marketing managers, community managers, content marketers, and digital marketing strategists should all find the content useful. The course is also suitable for business owners and brand leaders looking for the skills and confidence to promote their company more effectively online.