Programme Structure - MA in African Studies – University of Copenhagen

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Programme Structure

The official length of the MA programme in African Studies is two years full-time study distributed over four semesters. As a rule, a semester comprises fourteen weeks of instruction. The programme comprises a number of compulsory courses, optional courses and an MA thesis.

It is possible to build up special business qualifications by either choosing a project-based module (internship and field study) instead of a optional courses or by choosing the language component Kiswahili.

It is possible to study abroad as part of your degee in African Studies. Read more about studying abroad here.

Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2

Nature, People

and Society in

Africa


4 lessons/week

Politics, Development

and Change in Africa

(with a course in essay

writing)

7-week module with 4 lessons/week; 4-week module of essay writing with supervision; 2-week module of essay presentation and feedback in groups

Economic

Development

in Africa

4 lessons/week

Religion, Culture and

Society in Africa


4 lessons/week

Kiswahili I

4 lessons/week

Kiswahili II

4 lessons/week

Year 2

Semester 3 Semester 4

One, two or

three optional

courses

2 or 4 lessons/week 

MA thesis

(with thesis

course)

Project-based

module

(internship

and/or

field study) or

studies at a

foreign

university