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African Studies (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)

12 months
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19800 GBP/year
4565 GBP/year
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About

As a postgraduate researcher in the African Studies (On-Campus or by Distance Learning) programme from University of Birmingham, you will benefit from its interdisciplinary approach, diverse range of expertise and active, well-integrated research community.

Overview

Why study this course?

World-leading research: Times Higher Education ranked the Department of African Studies and Anthropology second among all Area Studies departments in the country for its performance in the latest Research Excellence Framework exercise: 44% of research at the University of Birmingham for Area Studies was top 4* rated ‘world-leading’. A further 49% was rated 3* ‘internationally excellent’.

Fantastic research environment: Graduate students play a vital and active role in the Department’s research community, contributing to and organising a range of activities from weekly departmental seminars, which bring leading researchers in African Studies to present their work, to frequent international conferences on cutting-edge research topics hosted on campus.

Excellent links with Africa and its diasporas: You will be taught by staff who have first-hand experience of the continent. Our staff have lived and taught in Africa, and continue to carry out research there. The Department also has strong links with African universities and frequently attracts visiting researchers from Africa.

Career

Your African Studies (On-Campus or by Distance Learning) programme from University of Birmingham will provide excellent preparation for your future career, but this can also be enhanced by a range of employability support services offered by the University and the College of Arts and Law.

The University's Careers Network provides expert guidance and activities especially for postgraduates, which will help you achieve your career goals. The College of Arts and Law also has a dedicated  careers and employability team who offer tailored advice and a programme of College-specific careers events.

You will be encouraged to make the most of your postgraduate experience and will have the opportunity to:

  • Receive one-to-one careers advice, including guidance on your job applications, writing your CV and improving your interview technique, whether you are looking for a career inside or outside of academia
  • Meet employers face-to-face at on-campus recruitment fairs and employer presentations
  • Attend an annual programme of careers fairs, skills workshops and conferences, including bespoke events for postgraduates in the College of Arts and Law
  • Take part in a range of activities to demonstrate your knowledge and skills to potential employers and enhance your CV

Programme Structure

  • The Department of African Studies and Anthropology is an interdisciplinary department with an established international reputation for research on Africa and its diaspora. 
  • We are able to provide expert supervision on a variety of topics including histories of local and national identities; Pentecostal Christianity; labour history; urban and youth culture; marginality and exclusion; economic and political anthropology; migration and mobility; sexuality, gender, kinship and marriage in society and policy; education and its legacies; religious difference in everyday life; and African links with the Islamic world.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General 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, usually in a relevant area.
  • Applicants for a PhD will also need to hold a Masters qualification at Merit level or above (or its international equivalent), usually in a relevant area.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19800 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    4565 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4565 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • UK: £2,283 part-time
  • International: £9,900 part-time (distance learning only)

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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