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Full time & Part time September MA 1 year full time, 2-3 years part time
Anthropology (2) Languages, Literature & Culture (21)

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Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Africa with the MA African Studies programme at SOAS. This unrivalled programme offers advanced modules that delve into the rich history, culture, and political economy of this diverse continent. What sets this degree apart is the opportunity for interdisciplinary study, allowing you to explore Africa from various perspectives. Whether you're driven by a passion for African languages or aspire to work in fields related to Africa, this programme equips you with the knowledge and skills to excel. With flexible entry requirements and a strong research environment, SOAS is the perfect place to embark on your African Studies journey.

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The MA African Studies

at SOAS provides an unrivalled programme of advanced modules on Africa - one of the world’s most fascinating and challenging regions. The opportunity for interdisciplinary study of the continent is a particular advantage of the degree. Our former students have chosen to study Africa at this level for a wide range of reasons. For some a deep interest in the history and culture or political economy of a particular region is sufficient motivation, but for many students the programme has, in addition, been followed with the intention of furthering their career opportunities.

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Entry Requirements

We will consider all applications with 2:2 (or international equivalent) or higher. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application such as supporting statement. References are optional, but can help build a stronger application if you fall below the 2:2 requirement or have non-traditional qualifications.

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Where is SOAS University of London


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These scholarships are for Masters study in any subject field.
The application process normally opens in December and closes in February, for study commencing in September the following year. Please go to the Canon Collins website and click "Apply for A Scholarship" and then "Canon Collins Scholarship for Masters Study in the UK" for further information on how to apply.

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Country/Nationality: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe

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