African Studies

African Studies

African Studies provide an advanced understanding of the diversity of the African continent and its relationship to the world, in historical, social, political, economic and cultural dimensions.

Learning objectives
  • To equip students with critical thinking relevant to a range of social, political, economic and cultural challenges.
  • To provide students with advanced knowledge and understanding of Africa and its relationship to the world.

Key competencies required
  • Ability to formulate clear messages
  • Broad understanding of cross-cultural and diversity issues
  • In-depth understanding of the cultural and historical experiences of the African population
  • Research skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong critical-thinking and analytical skills

Fundamental study modules
  • African Poetry
  • Contemporary Gender Issues in Africa
  • Modern Ghana
  • Nature, PeopleĀ and Society
  • Politics, Development and Change in Africa
  • Religion and Culture in Africa
Career prospects
  • Careers with development agencies
  • Careers in Non-Government Organisations
  • Diversity Coordinator
  • Education and Teaching
  • Historian
  • Public Affairs Officer
  • Publishing / Media