You take three taught modules and write a thesis of 20,000 words in the final term on a topic of your choice.
You will study one core module: Research Skills and Methods in African Studies.
Your final two modules are optional, and you can choose from a range of topics within African Studies and Anthropology or related disciplines, which typically includes:
- Contemporary Gender Issues in Africa
- African Fiction and its Critics
- Slavery and Freedom in Twentieth-Century Africa
- Letting them Speak: Ethnographies of Marginalisation
- Livelihoods and Development in Africa
For more information, see our African Studies and Anthropology module descriptions.
You may also choose to do an Independent Study in place of one of your optional modules. This allows you to develop a specialism in a chosen topic through guided reading, writing and discussion, subject to availability of supervision.
Subject to availability, you may also choose an option offered in another discipline, such as History, Politics or Development.
Please note that the optional module information listed on the website for this programme is intended to be indicative, and the availability of optional modules may vary from year to year. Where a module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you to make other choices.