MA African Studies (Literature Pathway) (2018 Entry)

Location
United Kingdom
Dates
Dates flexible
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Accreditation
-
Language
English
Course Fee
$12,494

Course Overview

Overview:

The MA African Studies (Literature Pathway) enables students to engage critically with varied aspects of oral and written literatures in Africa. The programme is unique in the way it encourages exploration of relationships between indigenous African aesthetics and contemporary literary theories. The module 'Theories and Techniques of Comparative Literature' provides theoretical and methodological skills while the programme's other units focus on specific areas such as literatures in African languages and contemporary African literature in English.

Overview duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Entry requirements:

  • Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent)

Who should take this course

Interested Students.

Course content

Dissertation

  • NB: For students on the Literature pathway, the dissertation (10,000 words) must be on a subject in African Literature.

Module:

  • Dissertation in African Studies

Taught Component

Module:

  • Literatures in African languages

About Course Provider

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