SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme aims to provide students with a detailed specialist understanding of both domestic and international politics (and of the implications of 1 for the other) in Africa.

Course Modules

Government and politics in Africa; state and development in Asia and Africa; state and society in Asia and Africa; international politics of Africa; African political thought; Islamic/democratic political thought; violence, justice and the politics of memory; conflict, rights and justice; international migration and diaspora politics; power in world politics; security governance; international political economy; comparative international political thought; queer politics in Asia, Africa and the Middle East; political thought on the just rebellion; approaches to comparative political thought; the Indian ocean in world politics; introduction to quantitative methods in social research; foreign policy analysis; economic development in Africa.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc Other Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc Other Fees

Qualifications required:

  • The qualification for entry is normally a first or upper-second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Politics or International Relations, or a related social science discipline. Applicants without such a background may be considered for admission depending on their academic training and undergraduate performance.