Masters of Arts in African Studies

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Masters of Arts in African Studies

About Course

The Master of Arts in African studies is imbued with a sense of training and producing transformed and transformative graduates. Graduates who fulfill the society’s need to have highly trained Africanists who can respond from an African perspective as community leaders with compassion as spiritual guides to all on going socio-cultural events and issues. This is achieved through systematically teaching African cultural knowledge and activities through its major themes and domains in such a manner that all learners not only understand and appropriate but are also able to articulate an African viewpoint on contemporary realities in an adult, professional way.
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The programme is designed to:

  • Transform learners‚Äô perceptions and thinking so as to celebrate and critique the dynamism of African cultures.
  • To create learner‚Äôs awareness and appreciation of the multi-cultural context of African societies.
  • Teach learners the fundamentals of field research and analysis so that they become professional field researchers and analysts and are able to apply these skills throughout their academic and professional lives.
  • Train learners for social ministries in the context of the multicultural environment of the contemporary world.

Requirements

  • Be a holder of a Bachelor‚Äôs degree with Upper Second-Class honors or its equivalent from a recognized university;
  • or Bachelor‚Äôs degree with Lower Second-Class honors and with 2 years of experience;
  • or Bachelor‚Äôs degree and Postgraduate Diploma with a minimum achievement of Credit;
  • and show evidence of competence to do rigorous research work.

Intake: August, January, and May

Duration: 18 months

Mode of Study: Full time (Fridays & Saturdays) / Evening. (Monday 5pm-8pm, Tuesday 5pm-8pm & Saturday 8:30am-5pm)

This MA programme provides personal transformation of learners whether African or non-African leading to an understanding and celebration of their Personal Cultural Identity & learners seeking to renew and strengthen their personal relationships within their multi-ethnic communities.
Mustafa Genc
Student, Institute for Social Transformation