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African Studies

Leipzig University

24 months
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The African Studies MA at Leipzig University is a research-oriented programme. Its aim is to provide students with an interdisciplinary and reflective perspective on Africa. 

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Building on findings and methods from various disciplines in the humanities, cultural and social sciences, students deepen their ability to deal independently and critically with statements about Africa on the basis of subject-specific standards, to understand these statements as components of time-specific knowledge systems and to be able to assess their research or application-oriented potentials and problems. The focus of the African Studies MA programme at Leipzig University is on the fields of history, culture, language, literature, society, politics and business.

Career prospects

Potential professional fields include above all academia and research, culture and media (publishing houses, trade fair and cultural institutions, museums, tourism, archives and documentation centres, multicultural social and leisure facilities, etc.) as well as development cooperation, administration, politics and business (e.g. national and international organisations, diplomatic services, foundations, associations, etc.).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Politics in and around Africa
  • Society and Economy in Africa
  • Culture and Technology
  • Peace and Security in Africa
  • Urban Africa
  • Debates about Development in Africa

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first academic degree or degree from a state or state-recognised university of cooperative education
  • Proof of at least 30 ECTS credits from Africa-related courses or equivalent knowledge (e.g. internships in Africa or Africa-related organisations);
  • Knowledge of English at B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and
  • Knowledge of French or another official language of the African Union (Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili, etc.) at B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Leipzig

720 - 1047 EUR /month
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