SOAS, University of London

SOAS, University of London

African Politics

This programme aims to provide students with a detailed specialist understanding of both domestic and international politics (and of the implications of 1 for the other) in Africa.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in politics or international relations, or a related social science discipline; applicants without such a background may be considered for admission depending on their academic training and undergraduate performance.

Course modules

Government and politics in Africa; state and development in Asia and Africa; state and society in Asia and Africa; international politics of Africa; African political thought; Islamic/democratic political thought; violence, justice and the politics of memory; conflict, rights and justice; international migration and diaspora politics; power in world politics; security governance; international political economy; comparative international political thought; queer politics in Asia, Africa and the Middle East; political thought on the just rebellion; approaches to comparative political thought; the Indian ocean in world politics; introduction to quantitative methods in social research; foreign policy analysis; economic development in Africa.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,880 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,880 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,120 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 5,360 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Student Recruitment Office
Telephone number: 
020 7898 4700