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African Studies

Degree type
MA
Language of education
English
Duration
12 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 MA in African Studies­ – unique in the Netherlands – is a multidisciplinary study which offers you the chance to take an in-depth look at the African continent from a variety of perspectives.

You will study the major historical, cultural, socio-economical and political factors currently affecting the continent, which will give you a solid knowledge base upon which to build post-graduation. The renowned academic staff, excellent library, museum facilities in the vicinity and interesting possibilities to carry out fieldwork in Africa make this MA a truly rewarding programme.

The programme has a good connection to both African linguistics and to Africanist social science, and thus gives you unique options to study African languages and cultures in a broad perspective.

You have the opportunity to develop your own profile, both in the coursework and in writing your master's thesis.

During this programme you eventually choose to focus on one of two main disciplines:
African History
African Literature

At the end of the programme you will have acquired a detailed knowledge and understanding of your chosen discipline.

Objectives
At the end of the programme you'll have acquired a detailed knowledge and understanding of you chosen specialisation, African History or African Literature. The aim is that you'll be able to work independently and collate discipline-relevant academic literature and sources to assess their quality.

Admission requirements

Previous education

BA in African Languages and Cultures, in African Studies or a relevant field (see website www.mastersinleiden.nl for details).

Knowledge minimum

See website www.mastersinleiden.nl

Language requirements

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

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