Since 2016 ACC has been building a major postgraduate teaching agenda. In 2018 ACC launched a new MPhil in Southern Urbanism designed to provide a rigorous theoretical as well as methodological foundation in interdisciplinary urban studies. It is intended as a bridgehead into PhD-level research, producing skilled researchers able to conduct compelling doctoral research.

ACC has also established a partnership with Basel University’s Masters in Critical Urbanism. The students from the programme complete a semester in Cape Town at ACC.

In 2021 ACC launched a Professional Masters programme aimed at mid-career practitioners from civil society, business and the public sector on sustainable urban practice. This course will follow a modularised model to enable working people to complete it on a part-time basis.