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African Studies

University of Copenhagen

24 months
7194 EUR/year
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Do you want to develop a set of strong, widely applicable analytical, practical and communication skills, while at the same time specializing in a region of the globe of rising importance? As a graduate in African Studies you will accomplish both. We offer a master degree in African Studies at the University of Copenhagen. 


Africa is a continent undergoing dynamic transformation on many levels. It combines new potentials and ongoing challenges: economic innovation and growth alongside persistent poverty and environmental challenges, political democratisation alongside authoritarianism, social and cultural diversity and creativity alongside limited opportunities and exclusions.

Both the public and private sectors need candidates able to skillfully navigate the complexity of Africa and understand its relationship to the world. As a graduate in African Studies, at University of Copenhagen, with a strong set of analytical, practical and communication skills, you will be well equipped to do this.

Profile and Career

  • The aim of the Masters programme in African Studies is three-fold.
  • Firstly, it is to provide students with advanced knowledge and understanding of Africa and its relationship to the world in relation to the continent’s diverse historical, social, political, economic and cultural dimensions. 
  • Secondly, it is to equip students with critical analytical capacities relevant to a range of social, political, economic and cultural challenges,that can be applied both to Africa-specific conditions and to other global, national and local contexts. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • African Studies
  • Nature, Population and Society in Africa
  • Economic Development in Africa
  • Nature, Population and Society in Africa
  • Religion, Culture and Society in Africa

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Proof of English language proficiency level B (Danish secondary school) with a weighted grade point average of at least 3,0 or
  • Acceptable TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Advanced English test scores no more than two years old or
  • Proof that English is your native language or
  • Proof that English was the language of instruction in your prior education at bachelor level.

Tuition Fee

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    7194 EUR/year
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  • The tuition fee applies per year and is DKK 53,500 per year.

Living costs for Copenhagen

7928 - 13456 DKK /month
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