African Studies, M.A. | University of Warsaw | Warsaw, Poland
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About

The African Studies programme at University of Warsaw focuses on the disseminating knowledge on modern African cultures, languages and African societies as well as imparting necessary research skills in the domain of African studies while incorporating methods of various disciplines.

Overview

Key Facts

The African Studies programme is of academic profile and is provided by the Faculty of Oriental Studies of the University of Warsaw, known for its 90-year experience in academic education about African and Asian cultures and languages. The program, conducted solely in English, is interdisciplinary in nature. It aims at presenting Africa as a continent of novel possibilities. The studies are based on modern research on African languages and cultures from the post-colonial perspective. Currently it is one of the most important fields of study developed by researchers of our centre. This new perspective facilitates a better understanding of modern socio-cultural phenomena occurring in the whole stretch of the African continent.

The main study areas covered by the programme are the three key linguistic regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, namely East Africa – Kiswahili language, West Africa- Hausa language and the Horn of Africa-Amharic language. Emphasis is also put on the challenges that the whole African continent faces in the 21st Century. The students learn one of the most important languages of the continent, namely the Kiswahili language. For those interested, possibility of learning two other languages, Amharic and Hausa, is an additional option.

The programme is open to post-graduate BA and MA Polish and foreign students. The studies enable students to expand their knowledge and the skills thus acquired give the basis for research development which is in line with the strategy of the University of Warsaw as a Research Institute. Equally, the studies facilitate practical application of the acquired knowledge and skills in a multi-cultural environment, in Africa as well. The studies are of special interest both to students who wish to pursue future professional career in Africa as well as those interested in African cultural issues (journalists, economists, entrepreneurs, doctors, managers, diplomats and humanitarian organisation workers). Furthermore, the studies develop competences that prepare students to undertake independent research during their Ph.D. studies.

Programme Structure

  • The graduate will receive a methodological background in the area of African studies to be used in research, including international one, and knowledge on the cultural artifacts of the studied areas.
  • The graduate will be well prepared to educate society on cultural diversity of the African continent and its impact on the development of societies.
  • Furthermore, the graduates will be knowledgeable on the African cultural and civilisation diversity 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
75

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
75

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission for the first year of the second cycle of studies can be granted to candidates holding the title of bachelor, master, engineering degree or equivalents. The presented diploma should be issued by the university having the accreditation of the Polish Ministry of Education.
The eligibility procedure will take into consideration:
  • the student’s overall diploma score,
  • an interview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Warsaw

2247 - 3792 PLN /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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