Doctorate Degrees in African Studies

Compare 3 PhD Programs in African Studies

African Studies

A PhD, or Doctorate of Philosophy, is an advanced study degree usually pursued after a master's degree. The PhD may require up to four years to complete. Characterized by intensive theoretical research leading up to a doctoral dissertation, a PhD can be in any one of many different subjects.

 

Some students wonder, "What is a PhD in African Studies?" The answer involves a university with a program that supplies superior faculty guides who advise the doctoral student. These students pursue a course of research and focused enquiry related to the subject of the proposed dissertation. The university requires competency in multiple languages and a strong statement of purpose in the prospective doctor of African studies. Often this is done in conjunction with partner African institutions where the student performs research teaches.

 

The benefits of a PhD in African Studies include a thorough grounding in theoretical and methodological understanding as well as a functional application of social, economic and political issues extant on the continent. The student pursues knowledge in service of practical achievement, generally by focusing on a region, country or other geophysical or political boundary.

 

The cost to earn a PhD in African Studies can vary greatly depending on the country and city of the university and other individual factors. Review the offerings in the program listing and learn more about the expenses expected.

 

The kinds of careers that one may expect with a PhD in African Studies may include opportunities with government agencies and non-governmental organizations providing research and aid in the region. There are also jobs within commercial or public ventures that take place in the area studied. The PhD in African Studies is an advanced course of study with teaching and research as integral part of the work.

 

To apply to a PhD in African Studies program online, simply reference the program listing. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Phd In Philosophy

L’Université Catholique Du Congo
Campus Full time February 2018 Congo, DR Kinshasa

At the postgraduate level, students can acquire degrees of Advanced Studies in Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy and Agrégé of Higher Education in Philosophy. [+]

The main objective of the Faculty of Philosophy is to contribute to the training of professional philosophers and to have, as one of the main centers of interest and reflection, man in general and the religious phenomenon of Africa in particular. The program of philosophical training tends to give the student the breadth and vigor of mind necessary for a philosophical and scientific apprehension of African society, thought, wisdom and spirituality.

The faculty thus intends to help its students to enter into dialogue with theologians and other scholars. The beneficiaries of such training are at the service of the Church and the Nation in various sectors of education and for all other national development tasks for which they are trained.... [-]


PhD in African Studies

University of Hradec Králové, Philosophical Faculty
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Czech Republic Hradec Králové

The PhD study of the field Africa Studies aims at the preparation of qualified specialists in area studies with a primary focus on Africa. [+]

The Philosophical Faculty of the University of Hradec Králové offers a PhD Degree which may be pursued in full-time study. The PhD programme is designed for students who have obtained a Master´s Degree in Political Science and related study disciplines. The study is designed as an overview of area studies and political science focusing on Africa.

What are African Studies about?

The PhD study of the field Africa Studies aims at the preparation of qualified specialists in area studies with a primary focus on Africa. The PhD study is designed especially for students with a Master´s Degree in Political Science or related disciplines. The study concentrates primarily on comparative research of Africa with the objective to apply theoretical and methodological knowledge to social, political and economic problems of the Africa region. Experience in studying in Africa... [-]


MPhil/PhD Research Degrees in African Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

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 descriptive, comparative, philological or textual point of view), or of literature (whether author-based, thematic or comparative), or of any of the performing arts, which falls within our own core expertise, are supervised entirely in the Department. However, there is great potential for extending the range of topics by means of joint supervision with colleagues from other departments and centers. [+]

Research Degrees in African Studies

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

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 descriptive, comparative, philological or textual point of view), or of literature (whether author-based, thematic or comparative), or of any of the performing arts, which falls within our own core expertise, are supervised entirely in the Department. However, there is great potential for extending the range of topics by means of joint supervision with colleagues from other departments and centers.

Structure

All students register in year 1 of the programme as MPhil students. The upgrade from MPhil to PhD takes place at the end of the first academic session for full-time students (or at the end of the second academic session for part-time students).... [-]