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. The programme draws on UCL's expertise in archaeology, anthropology and heritage studies to provide an essential background to African pasts and provides a critical framework for assessing the management and protection of heritage resources in Africa. 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: Anthropology of cultural heritage and museum anthropology; antiquities and the law; archaeology and education; beyond chiefdoms (archaeologies of African political complexity); critical perspectives of cultural heritage; cultural heritage, globalisation and development; historical geographies of the African diaspora in Britain; managing archaeological sites; managing museums; museum and site interpretation.

Course Additional Entry

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class UK undergraduate 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
MA (Postgraduate) £17,770  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,020  Academic year. First year home fees