UCL African Studies Research Centre


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Prospective Students

African Studies with Health MSc

Linking with UCL’s successful global health programme, the MSc in African Studies with Health provides the opportunity to acquire specialist knowledge on health infrastructure and community health issues in an African context.

African Studies with Heritage MA

The MA in African Studies with Heritage will draw on UCL’s expertise in archaeology and anthropology to provide a critical framework for assessing the management and protection of heritage resources in Africa.

African Studies with Education MA

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.

African Studies with Environment MSc (not available 2018-19)

The MSc in African Studies with Environment draws on expertise from across UCL to focus on contemporary environmental issues across Africa including water supply, agriculture, climate change and settlement growth.

African Studies Modules

African Studies convenes a range of bespoke modules on African topics. Some are compulsory for students on African Studies courses, while others can be chosen as options (see above). UCL students from outside of African Studies are also always very welcome to take our modules.

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Why study at UCL?

The African Studies MA/MSc provides unique access to a multidisciplinary blend of world-leading research and expertise relating to the study of Africa.

Graduate student

How to apply

It is important that you read the guidance notes carefully before starting your online application.