SOAS, University of London

SOAS, University of London

African Literature

The programme enables students to engage critically with varied aspects of oral and written literatures in Africa; it encourages exploration of relationships between indigenous African aesthetics and contemporary literary theories; its core course provides theoretical and methodological skills while its other sections focus on specific areas such as African language literatures and contemporary African literature in English.

Entry requirements

Minimum upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent).

Course modules

Core modules: literatures in African languages. List A (Pan-African modules): travelling Africa: writing the cape to Cairo; theory and techniques of comparative literature; the story of African film (narrative screen media in Africa); aspects of African film and video 2; research methods in translation studies; African philosophy; realism and magical realism in the Afrophone novel; Afrophone philosophies. List B (language specific modules): practical translation from and into Swahili; directed readings in an African language.

Assessment methods

A 10,000 word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,985 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,215 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,985 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,985 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,985 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,993 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,608 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,993 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,993 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,993 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,738 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,662 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,662 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,662 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,662 per Year 1 (England) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
School of Oriental and African Studies Camden WC1H 0XG South East

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