University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

African Studies

The Department of African Studies and Anthropology (DASA) offers promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in a centre of excellence in the study of Africa. African Studies and Anthropology has been ranked 2nd among all Area Studies departments in the country in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. We give all possible support to our researchers, developing the resources available at the university and encouraging an active postgraduate environment for the exchange of information and ideas.

Entry requirements

Our requirements for postgraduate research are dependent on the type of programme you are applying for: for MRes and MA by research programmes, entry to our programmes usually requires a good (normally a 2.1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK. If you are applying for a PhD then you will usually also need to hold a good Master's qualification.

Course modules

The MA by Research programme requires you to prepare a dissertation of up to 40,000 words on a topic of your choice, for which an academic staff member will provide expert supervision.
The PhD leads to a dissertation of up to 80,000 words on a subject of your choice and under the expert supervision of an academic member of staff.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Distance learning GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Distance learning GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Distance learning GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Distance learning GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Distance learning GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Distance learning GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Distance learning January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Distance learning January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Distance learning January 2017 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Distance learning January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Distance learning January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Distance learning January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
MA (Res) Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA (Res) Part-time GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA (Res) Full-time January 2017 GBP 13,680 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA (Res) Full-time January 2017 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA (Res) Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA (Res) Part-time January 2017 GBP 2,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

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

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