Program Image African Studies

African Studies

Master

Leiden University mapmarker icon Leiden Research university
Institution Logo Leiden University

The master’s in African Studies at Leiden University is an advanced area studies qualification that combines world-class scholarship with practice-based learning.During your studies you will gain access to the African Studies Centre’s extensive international network and high-profile events that will connect you to the leading researchers in the field.  

This multidisciplinary programme offers you the opportunity to learn about Africa from a wide range of perspectives: historical, literary, cultural, socio-economical and political. At Leiden, relevance and real-world issues are at the fore, which means that you get to critically analyse current events as they unfold and from a broad, comparative and global perspective. Multi-modal research methods and mixed methods will also be introduced to you. You also get to study the subject areas that interest you most, by choosing electives, project topics, and the focal area of your thesis.

An important part of the master's programme is a ten-week research internship at an organisation in Africa or a African related setting in Europe/The Netherlands. This is your opportunity to test your new skills and ideas in practice while gaining invaluable cultural and professional experience. For your research internship in Africa, you will receive funding from the Humanities Faculty’s Sustainable Humanities Internship Fund.

Language

English

Title

Master of Arts

Duration

11 months

ECTS credits

Accreditation

NVAO

Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 20,900


Admission

Application requirements

Information not available

Language requirements

185
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
7
IELTS overall band
100
TOEFL internet based

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 20,900
Information not available
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 15 May '24 1 Apr '24

Scholarships

You can check if you're eligible for scholarships that apply to this course.

StuNed Scholarship Programme

StuNed Scholarships for master studies, short courses and customised training programmes are available for Indonesian professionals with at least 2 years' work experience in a development-related organisation.

StuNed - Master

StuNed Scholarships for master studies, short courses and customised training programmes are available for Indonesian professionals with at least 2 years' work experience in a development-related organisation.

Contact

Leiden University

Main address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
071 - 5271111

Ready to apply?

Visit course website chevron icon
Leiden University institution image
Leiden University institution image