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African Studies

Degree type
MA
Language of education
English
Duration
24 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
Netherlands Government
Type of institution
Research University
City
Leiden

Program description

The two-year Research Master's in African Studies is the only programme of its kind in the Netherlands.

As a study which straddles the — artificial — frontier between the Humanities and Social Sciences, you will be exposed to many aspects of life on the African continent and will develop knowledge and skills which cross the traditional disciplinary boundaries.

As a student of this research-based programme, you will specialise both in a particular theme and in a particular region of Africa — a prerequisite if you want to move onto PhD research — while still retaining a wider disciplinary and continental view which will give your specialisation its relevant context. The master's is run jointly by the African Studies Centre and Leiden University. As a graduate of a two-year research master's degree you are qualified to work as a junior academic researcher in an academic environment or carry out further research work on a PhD programme.

Objectives
You will be exposed to many aspects of life on the African continent and will develop knowledge and skills which cross the traditional disciplinary boundaries between Humanities and Social Sciences. You will specialise in a particular theme and in a particular region of Africa while still retaining a wider disciplinary and continental view which will give your specialisation its relevant context.

Admission requirements

Previous education

BA degree in African Studies or in a different discipline with a specialization in Africa. See www.mastersinleiden.nl for details.

Knowledge minimum

See website www.mastersinleiden.nl for details.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.5, TOEFL paper based: 570, TOEFL computer based: 230, TOEFL internet based: 88

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