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Social Research (African Studies) - MA


University of Birmingham School of History and Cultures

Full time September MA 1 year full time

About the course

With a focus on contemporary Africa, this programme provides research training that will prepare you to undertake research in African Studies.

It provides you with an understanding of major social, cultural, political and economic developments and provides you with the research training necessary to undertake a social-science based study of contemporary Africa which will enhance your ability to prepare and present to an audience on material you have researched.

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Entry Requirements

MA programmes normally require an upper second-class Honours degree or equivalent with some background in the disciplines to be studied. Applicants with a background in other disciplines, or with less traditional qualifications, may be accepted for the Diploma in African Studies.


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Ernest Kwofie

What have you learnt from your programme?

“Overall, my knowledge of research methods on African politics has been improved whilst my interactions with different academics and my supervisor in particular have helped me to be more reflexive and critical in the way I develop and present my research ideas.”

What is life like as a student at the University of Birmingham?

“Studying at the University of Birmingham has been significant to my academic development as it has given me the opportunity to meet different people who bring a variety of ideas to the table. Specifically, the weekly seminars in the various Schools and Colleges present an incredible opportunity to learn outside my normal academic lectures whiles there are a range of activities like poetry events that are essential for winding down in a more relaxing but productive fashion. So I must say that life in Birmingham has been full of productive interactions with great minds and particularly for me, I find it beneficial in that it has helped me to sharpen my intellectual and professional skills”.

Scholarships

he College of Arts and Law is pleased to offer a number of Home/EU fees-only scholarships for candidates wishing to study full- and part-time masters-level courses from September 2020.

Applications are welcome from UK, EU and Overseas students wishing to study any discipline within the College's five schools:

English, Drama, American and Creative Studies
History and Cultures
Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music
Law
Philosophy, Theology and Religion

These awards cover one year's tuition fees at UK/EU rates for full-time applicants, or two years part-time.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Variable

Eligibility

TThese awards are open to UK, EU and Overseas students, studying full-time or part-time campus-based masters-level programmes in the College of Arts and Law which commence in September 2020.

International students are eligible to apply, and will receive a reduction in tuition fees equivalent to the Home/EU rate if successful.

Applications for funding can only be considered alongside an application to study.

Application Procedure

DIn order to apply, you must have completed an application to study. You will then need to complete our online application form. Your application must also be supported by two references.

For detailed advice and to complete the online application form, please visit our College of Arts and Law scholarships how to apply page: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/calgs/scholarships/cal-scholarships-howtoapply.aspx

The deadline for applying is Monday 23 March 2020 at 4pm.

By applying, you will be automatically considered for relevant College of Arts and Law scholarships. Only complete applications submitted before the deadline will be considered.

Further Information

https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/College-of-Arts-and-Law-Masters-Scholarships.aspx

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