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About African History
Masters degrees in African History explore the peoples, civilisations and cultures of the African continent from ancient times through to the Modern period. These courses often encompass key topics and periods such as pre-colonial and colonial developments, followed by the rise of independence movements and the growth of separate African nations.
Related subjects include African Literature as well as branches of Ancient History and World History. Specialist postgraduate topics include Imperial History and Post-Colonial Studies.
The African continent is commonly regarded as the region in which humans first emerged and has a rich history as the site of some of the earliest and most important civilisations – including the Ancient Egyptian, Carthaginian and Babylonian Empires.
Recent centuries have seen turbulent periods of colonisation, slavery and struggles for independence, followed by the emergence of proud nation states with a rich heritage and an important place in world politics and economics.
As such, it’s no surprise that African Studies is a rich area for postgraduate work. You might focus on one or more of the broader topics above, or explore the history of specific nations, peoples and cultural or social movements.
Careers with a Masters in African History and Culture are suitably diverse. Obvious opportunities include work in international relations, heritage studies or politics, but many more pathways are available.
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Full-Time Students will enrol on . Introduction to the History of Africa and the African Diaspora. (30 credits) and the .
Course Details. The MA History programme at Queen’s is designed around students’ research interests and provides the opportunity to choose courses relating to a variety of historical periods and locations.
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This programme is a unique opportunity to study the History of Art and/or Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Students concentrate on architecture, sculpture, painting and the decorative arts and have the option of pursuing topics and approaches more archaeological in focus.
The programme would suit students with a keen interest in learning about the historical conditions of the contemporary world, and in particular those who are prepared to look at the world from the perspective of other people and cultures.
A broad syllabus allows you to combine African, U.S., Caribbean, British and Southeast Asian history under the guidance of leading academics from a range of subject areas including English, History, Gender Studies, Spanish, and Latin American studies.
This programme introduces you to a range of colonial and postcolonial discourse from countries and regions such as Africa, the Americas, Asia, Canada and Oceania.
Our MRes programme provide a personalised and focused introduction to postgraduate research allowing you to develop as an independent researcher with the support of an expert in Egyptology.
Our World History & Cultures MA offers you the chance to study the global, political, economic, and cultural interactions, the history of empires and the transnational histories of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Americas.
Our degree programmes cover the histories, systems of belief and thought in Africa, Asia and the Near and Middle East. Approaching our subject from the perspective of Asia and Africa, we explore in depth the dynamic histories and religions of these regions from a non-western-centric framework.