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About

The MSc in African Studies programme at the University of Oxford  is a three-term course, designed both as a stand-alone interdisciplinary introduction to current debates about Africa, and as a preparation for doctoral research on Africa. This advanced degree programme provides an excellent foundation for those who wish to expand their knowledge of African studies.

Overview

The teaching on the MSc programme is built around the two core courses. The first core course examines research methodologies and strategies, including the politics of researching and writing on Africa, and is taught in Michaelmas term. 

The second is a weekly lecture and seminar over two terms (Michaelmas and Hilary term) covering key questions in African history and the social sciences, giving close attention to critical debates and current issues. 

The core courses form compulsory elements of the degree African Studies programme at the University of Oxford and are open only to students taking the MSc in African Studies.

In addition to the two core courses, you will take an optional paper on a particular theme and within a specific discipline. A wide selection of optional papers is available each year.

Graduate destinations

This advanced degree programme provides an excellent foundation for those who wish to expand their knowledge of African studies, prior to working for NGOs, the civil service, international organisations, and the media, or in other professional capacities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methodology
  • Ethics and Research Strategies
  • Themes in African History and the Social Sciences
  • An optional paper
  • A dissertation

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  • CV/résumé
  • Statement of purpose/personal statement: A maximum of 700 words
  • Written work: Two essays of a maximum of 2,000 words each
  • References/letters of recommendation: Three overall, all of which must be academic

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30910 GBP/year
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  • National

    17250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17250 GBP per year during 9 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 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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