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Understanding Africa

SOAS University of London

12 days
1600 GBP/full
1600 GBP/full
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This Understanding Africa course at SOAS University of London provides participants with an overall understanding of the history, politics and culture of Africa.


With a diverse range of sessions, from History, Pan-Africanism and Politics to Languages, Migration, and Music, the Understanding Africa course at SOAS University of London gives an in-depth knowledge of the main academic areas of study regarding Africa. The course comprises a combination of lectures and interactive workshops, as well as museum visits and social events. 

This is a great opportunity given the prominence that Africa as a continent has gained over the past few years and the vision of Africa Rising, a continent with many job and investment opportunities. Also, within the Arts, we have seen an incredible rise of the presence of African artists in the international art circles which has been extremely stimulating and refreshing for an understanding of arts and cultures.

What will I learn?

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • To provide a broad coverage and an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Africa
  • To provide students with the key information and debates connected to the historical, political, economic and cultural evolution of Africa 

Programme Structure

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Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 days

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15 alternative credits
  • 15 SOAS credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A university student or a graduate at the time of attending. Professional experience can be acknowledged as equivalent to a university qualification.
  • Participants must be 18 or over at the time of attendance.
  • Fluency in English language is recommended for non-credit courses, but essential for SOAS Accredited courses.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1600 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1600 GBP for the full programme during 12 days.
  • National

    1600 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1600 GBP for the full programme during 12 days.


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