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

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,470 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,470 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,470 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,895 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,470 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,235 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,948 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,235 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,235 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,235 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,490 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,490 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,490 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,490 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,965 per Year 1 (International) 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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