MA ... and Intensive Language (Swahili)

Duration: full time (2 years) or part-time (4 years)

Start of programme: September 2018

Mode of Attendance: Full-Time or Part-Time

Who is this programme for?

This two-year programme will provide students with the opportunity to combine Masters’ level training with intensive study of an African language (Swahili) in order to acquire the skills necessary for future professional or research careers. The programme will enable students to engage with the subject of their Masters’ programme in Africa through an African language, to engage with sources and data in an African language and to conduct research and professional work in Africa.

This programme is also aimed at professionals wishing to pursue careers directly related to Africa, including government departments (of both the UK and other countries), and in firms requiring particular skills and knowledge related to trading, investment and promotional interests outside Europe.


May be combined with:

  • MA African Studies
  • MA History
  • MA Religions of Asia and Africa and Intensive Language
  • MA Medical Anthropology and Intensive Language
  • MA Anthropological Research Methods and Intensive Language
  • MA Migration and Diaspora Studies


The MA South East Asian Studies & Intensive Language is offered for four languages: Burmese, Indonesian, Vietnamese and Thai. For each of these, there are two pathways: Beginners and Intermediate.

For the part-time four year pathway, please refer to the programme specification of your preferred discipline.

Two-year syllabus

The syllabus below is for beginner level.

Year 1


  • Swahili 1 (PG)15PAFC14030Full Year
  • Intercultural Communication and Interaction15PLIH05415Term 1
  • Intercultural communication research in action 15PLIH055 15 Credits - Not Running 2018/19

Discipline Modules

Students take 60 credits in their discipline.

Summer of Year 1

Intermediate Summer Swahili (45 credits).

Year 2

Core Modules

  • Swahili 3 (PG) 15PAFC142 30 Full Year

Discipline Modules

Students take 60 credits in their discipline.

Compulsory Dissertation

Students will complete a Dissertation module worth 60 credits in the discipline subject.

SEA Language Modules

  • Intermediate Swahili 2A (PG)15PAFC14130Full Year
  • Translation Theory 15PLIH047 15 Term 1
Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated September 5, 2019
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2 - 4 years
9,225 GBP
Full-time UK/EU Fees: £9,225; Full-time Overseas Fees: £18,980 per academic year
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