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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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The MA in Global Literature and Culture is a wide-ranging exploration of the cultural manifestations of colonial conquest, national identities, anti-colonial resistance and post-colonial struggles. Read more
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. Read more
This programme combines development studies with an interdisciplinary focus on Africa. It is ideal for those who wish to pursue careers in international development, as well as students planning to pursue doctoral research on aspects of development in Africa. Read more
The MRes African Studies 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. . Read more
The MA African Studies is one of the most exciting programmes open to anyone wishing to delve into Africa-focused research. The multidisciplinary programme provides you with the research training necessary to undertake a broad-based, multidisciplinary study of contemporary Africa. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more