University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Social Research (African Studies)

This programme focuses on contemporary Africa. It provides students with an understanding of major social, cultural, political and economic developments and provides you with the research training necessary to undertake a social-science based study of contemporary Africa which will enhance your ability to prepare and present to an audience on material you have researched.

Entry requirements

MA programmes normally require an upper 2nd class Honours degree or equivalent with some background in the disciplines to be studied. Applicants with a background in other disciplines, or with less traditional qualifications, may be accepted for the Diploma in African Studies

Course modules

Advanced perspectives on Africa; research skills and methods in African Studies; introduction to social research; basic qualitative research methods; basic quantitative research methods; principles of social science research methods.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a 15,000-word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,210 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,140 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5005