University of Birmingham
This programme develops critical and analytical skills in relation to current ideas in African politics, history and anthropology or African and Caribbean literature. It provides students with the opportunity to identify, investigate in depth, and write up a research topic of their own, including the use of archival, oral media and internet sources. The programme offers a number of alternative pathways allowing students to focus on a particular area within the subject. Students take 3 modules and write a dissertation of 20,000-words in the final term, on a topic of their choice relevant to the focus of the pathway chosen. Within all pathways of the African Studies MRes students study the research skills and methods in African studies module. Each pathway then offers a selection of optional modules from which students choose to study 2.
You will need an Honours degree in humanities, social science or another relevant subject, normally of an upper 2nd Class standard. Relevant equivalent study and/or experience will also be accepted.
Pathways: African and Caribbean literature: optional modules: Caribbean poetry, Caribbean fiction, media and popular culture in Africa, African fiction and its critics. African literature and post-colonial critical theory: optional modules: media and popular culture in Africa, African fiction and its critics, reading African poetry. Gender issues in Africa: optional modules: advanced perspectives in Africa, contemporary gender issues in Africa. History and politics of southern Africa: optional modules: advanced perspectives on Africa, history and politics in southern Africa. Media and popular culture in Africa: optional modules: media and popular culture in Africa, advanced perspectives on Africa. Atlantic slavery: optional modules: West Africa and the Caribbean at the height of the Atlantic slave trade, 1700-1860; advanced perspectives in Africa. Livelihoods and development in Africa: optional modules: livelihoods and development in Africa; advanced perspectives in Africa. Modern Ghana: optional modules: modern Ghana; advanced perspectives in Africa. The social life of the economy: optional modules: the social life of the economy; advanced perspectives in Africa. Trajectories of emancipation: optional modules: trajectories of emancipation in West Africa; West Africa and the Caribbean at the height of the Atlantic slave trade, 1700-1860; advanced perspectives in Africa. Yoruba culture: optional modules: Yoruba culture; advanced perspectives in Africa. Independent study: optional modules: independent study; advanced perspectives in Africa.
A dissertation of 20,000 words in the final term on a topic of their choice.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 7,650 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 14,850 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Edgbaston Campus||Birmingham||B15 2TU||West Midlands|
0121 414 5488