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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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