UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

African Studies with Environment

The new African Studies degrees at UCL draw on world-leading research and expertise from across the university relating to the study of Africa, and offer a unique opportunity to choose one of three distinct pathways. The programme focuses on contemporary environmental issues including water supply, agricultural systems, climate change and settlement growth. The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures and seminars and guided independent research.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class UK Bachelor's degree in the arts, humanities, social or natural sciences, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Course modules

Core modules: Africa (dialogues of past and present); debating Africa's future; research methods in African studies. Students choose 3 from a range of options including the following: Adapting cities to climate change in the global south; climate change and human response to Holocene Africa; climate modelling; ecology of human groups; environmental geographic information systems; Holocene climate variability; impacts of climate change on hydro-ecological systems; land, food and agriculture; population and development; post-disaster recovery policies, practices and alternatives.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through essays, portfolio, research proposal and examination.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 17,770 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

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