UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The new African Studies degrees at UCL draw on world'leading research and expertise from across the university relating to the study of Africa, and offer a unique opportunity to choose one of three distinct pathways. The programme focuses on contemporary environmental issues including water supply, agricultural systems, climate change and settlement growth. The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures and seminars and guided independent research.

Course Modules

Core modules: Africa (dialogues of past and present); debating Africa's future; research methods in African studies. Students choose 3 from a range of options including the following: Adapting cities to climate change in the global south; climate change and human response to Holocene Africa; climate modelling; ecology of human groups; environmental geographic information systems; Holocene climate variability; impacts of climate change on hydro'ecological systems; land, food and agriculture; population and development; post'disaster recovery policies, practices and alternatives.

Course Additional Entry

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class UK Bachelor's degree in the arts, humanities, social or natural sciences, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £17,770  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,020  Academic year. First year home fees