UCL African Studies Research Centre


New Education Pathway for 2017

7 December 2016

UCL African Studies and the UCL Institute of Education (IoE) are pleased to announce the new MA African Studies and Education pathway beginning in 2017.

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Students taking this new pathway will gain a broad understanding of key historical and contemporary issues in Africa by following our existing core modules. They will then follow a bespoke module on African Studies and Education developed and delivered by the world leading UCL Institute of Education (IoE). Students will also have the opportunity to take further education related electives from the IoE and elsewhere at UCL. 

The African Studies and Education pathway will critically examine the contested  nature and form of   of education in contemporary Africa, and the ways in which this impacts on relationships beyond the continent.. It will place these relationships in an historic context, review key conceptual debates, and consider major issues as they are playing out in different regions and the Diaspora.

Students will come to understand some of the causes, consequences and contentions within and about education in contemporary Africa - especially challenges surrounding poverty, inequality and gender; education and employment; education and technology; and vernacular education. Additionally, the representation of  the countries of Africa  in British and American educational materials will be considered. Students will learn to contextualize and critically review existing teaching practice and develop the ability to pose critical questions regarding the relationships surrounding education, the state, the market,  and other political, economic and cultural formations.

Students will shortly be able to apply for this new pathway. In the meantime, if you have any further queries or would like to register your interest please do email us or visit our contact and people pages for more information.