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Masters degrees in African Society & Culture Studies look at the societies and cultures that make up the African continent. This is a broad field that, depending on the particular programme and institution, could encompass Anthropology, Art, Media, Music and Religion.
Related Masters degrees include African Language & Literature, African History and Postcolonial Studies. Because of the size and scale of the African continent, you’ll often be able to focus on a specific region of Africa, for example Western African Society & Culture Studies.
After Asia, Africa is the world’s largest continent (both by size and population), and the incredible diversity of its societal and cultural make-up reflects this. A Masters in African Society & Culture Studies allows you to focus on one or many aspects of this background.
There’s an impressive scope for unique, rewarding postgraduate study within the field of African Society & Culture. Africa’s long and turbulent history makes for a fascinating window into many different societal and cultural institutions.
Graduates will be well-equipped to work in Africa itself in a range of sectors. Alternatively, they could continue their studies in academia, or use their critical skills with a publisher, media organisation, charity or NGO, to name a few possibilities.
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Overview. On this unique programme you’ll study the historical and contemporary arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas. You’ll benefit from teaching that emphasises museum anthropology and material culture.
The MRes degree is a research programme with some provision for taught modules. It is aimed at those who wish to move beyond undergraduate work and to engage in research in depth for a postgraduate thesis, but who also wish to take modules that help develop research and related skills. .
The MA African Studies is a multidisciplinary programme focusing on contemporary Africa. It provides you with an understanding of major social, cultural, political and economic developments in Africa and the Diaspora.
The MPhil in African Studies offers a taught course with a substantial research component, and provides an excellent foundation for students wanting to develop their knowledge of Africa.
Study post-1900 literature in all its geographical, formal and thematic complexity and diversity. Explore a variety of critical and theoretical approaches to modern and contemporary writing.
SOAS specialists are committed to studying the languages, literatures, film and cultures (both classical and contemporary) of Africa, the Near and Middle East, East, South and South East Asia: regions, which are fast assuming an increasingly important strategic role in global affairs.