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SOAS University of London Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD) in African Studies
SOAS University of London

Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD) in African Studies

London, United Kingdom

3 Years


Full time, Part time

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GBP 4,670 / per year *


* full-time fees per academic year: UK/EU £4,670; Overseas £20,800. Part-time fees per academic year: UK/EU £2,335; Overseas £10,400


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On the MPhil/PhD African Studies 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 African Languages, Cultures and Literatures Department. However, there is great potential for extending the range of topics by means of joint supervision with colleagues from other departments and centres.

Why African Studies at SOAS

  • SOAS ranks 1st in London in the Complete University Guide 2021 for Middle Eastern and African Studies, and 6th in the UK
  • We are specialists in the studies of Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and South-East Asia
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of one of these key world regions, grounded in the study of one or more languages of the region
  • Access SOAS’s comprehensive cross-regional expertise and gain an understanding of the interconnectedness of these regions in an increasingly globalised world



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