UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

African Studies with Heritage

The new African Studies degrees at UCL draw on world-leading research and expertise from across the university relating to the study of Africa. The programme draws on UCL's expertise in archaeology, anthropology and heritage studies to provide an essential background to African pasts and provides a critical framework for assessing the management and protection of heritage resources in Africa. 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 undergraduate 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: Anthropology of cultural heritage and museum anthropology; antiquities and the law; archaeology and education; beyond chiefdoms (archaeologies of African political complexity); critical perspectives of cultural heritage; cultural heritage, globalisation and development; historical geographies of the African diaspora in Britain; managing archaeological sites; managing museums; museum and site interpretation.

Assessment methods

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


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

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