MASTERSTUDIES

14 Masters Programs in African Studies

Master-level studies involve specialized research in a given subject or area of professional practice, demonstrating a level of higher mastery of the field. Program lengths range from one to two years, depending on the area of study.

What is a Master in African Studies? The program prepares students to pursue a highly focused and demanding course of study by combining classroom work with field study. Students have multiple options to design transnational and interdisciplinary programs geared toward their specific interests. Coursework may include introduction to comparative education, research methodologies, urbanization in the developing world, culturalism in North Africa, African politics and global African studies.

The benefits of earning an African studies master’s degree include learning skills that benefit students’ personal and professional lives. They learn how to problem solve, communicate, organize, work with teams, self-manage and the relationship between various countries in Africa, North America and Europe.

Because program lengths vary from school to school, there are a wide range of costs. Students are encouraged to contact individual institutions that interest them and request specific fee expectations.

Graduates of this program often find marketable career opportunities in diverse industries such as human resources, politics, publishing, education, non-profit organizations, law, medicine, communications and news media. It opens the door to a wide variety of career choices and jobs, including cultural advisor, field service agent, human rights activist, lawyer, lobbyist, United Nations ambassador, immigration consultant, multiculturalism liaison officer, non-profit foundation manager, journalist, community outreach director and foreign correspondent.

Many online options exist for this program, which is helpful for prospective students in remote areas with limited access to a university. It also makes it easier for today’s adult learners to enroll in classes through distance learning modules. To get started, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

14 Results in African Studies Filter

Master in Languages and Cultures of Africa

Saint Petersburg University
Master
Sep 2020
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2 years
English
Campus

Extensive experience in teaching African languages combined with a comprehensive set of courses relevant for African studies.

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Master of Arts in North African and Middle Eastern Studies (NAMES)

Al Akhawayn University (in Ifrane)
MA
31 Aug 2020
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Part-time
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online

The Master of Arts in North African and Middle Eastern Studies (NAMES) offers an intensive study of social sciences and humanities courses focusing on North Africa and the Mid ...

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MA in African Verbal and Visual Arts

University of Bayreuth
MA
Nov 2020
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4 semesters
English
Campus

This English-taught master’s program builds on knowledge relating to the diversity and creativity in languages, literature, arts, and media in Africa. The interdisciplinary or ...

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MA African Studies

Leiden University
MA
Sep 2020
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Full-time
English
Campus

The master's in African Studies at Leiden University is an advanced area studies qualification that combines world-class scholarship with practice-based learning.

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MA in African Languages (Coursework/Research)

University of Johannesburg
MA
Jan 2021
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2 years
30 Oct 2020
English
Campus

The MA Coursework program consists of two-course work modules (one offered in the first semester and one in the second semester), and a minor dissertation. The course work mod ...

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MA African Studies

SOAS University of London
MA
28 Sep 2020
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Part-time
English
Campus

The MA in African Studies provides an unrivalled programme of advanced modules on Africa; one of the world’s most fascinating and challenging regions. The opportunity for an i ...

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MA / MPhil in African Studies

University of Ghana
MA
Sep 2020
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2 years
Campus

The graduate programme in African Studies aims to foster critical thinking among students and to equip them with the resources, tools, and methods for an enhanced understandin ...

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Master of Arts In African History (MAAH)

Midlands State University
MA
Sep 2020
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4 semesters
English
Campus

The programme aims to train students who will be able to develop and apply sound conceptual, analytical and critical skills that are required for an in-depth study of varied i ...

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MA African Studies (research)

Leiden University
MA
Sep 2020
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2 years
English
Campus

The Research Master's programme in African Studies at Leiden University is unique in continental Europe for the interdisciplinary range of subjects offered and the variety of ...

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MA African Studies and Intensive Swahili

SOAS University of London
MA
28 Sep 2020
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2&nbsp;-&nbsp;4 years
English
Campus

A postgraduate degree in African Literature from SOAS provides students with competency in language skills and intercultural awareness and understanding. Familiarity with the ...

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MA Contemporary Art and Art Theory of Asia and Africa

SOAS University of London
MA
28 Sep 2020
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Part-time
English
Campus

On this programme students engage with some of the most dynamic and contemporary aspects of Asian and African art, as well as issues of collection, display, representation, to ...

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MA Global Diplomacy: MENA (Online Learning)

SOAS University of London
MA
Oct 2020
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2 years
30 Sep 2020
English
Online

Deepen your understanding of international affairs and contemporary diplomatic practise with a regional focus on the Middle East & North Africa. This programme will give y ...

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MSc African Politics

SOAS University of London
MSc
28 Sep 2020
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Part-time
English
Campus

The Department of Politics and International Studies offers seven linked masters programmes in politics and the international politics of Asia and Africa. The MSc African Poli ...

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Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD) in African Studies

SOAS University of London
Master
PhD
28 Sep 2020
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3 years
English
Campus

Supervision is provided for research leading to MPhil and PhD degrees within the broad general area of African studies. Research topics such as the study of a language (from a ...

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