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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 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.
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.
Students must take 315 credits in total, comprised of 255 taught credits (45 of which are taught abroad as part of a Summer School) and a 60-credit dissertation as outlined below. .
This two-year programme will provide students with the opportunity to combine Masters’ level training with intensive study of an African language (Swahili) in order to acquire the skills necessary for future professional or research careers.
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.