The master’s programme in African Studies at Leiden University is a multidisciplinary area study programme, which offers you the opportunity to examine the African continent in depth and from a variety of perspectives.
You can combine disciplines from the humanities, such as history and literary studies, with disciplines from social sciences, in particular political science, anthropology, and economics. In line with current approaches to the study of Africa, you study the people and cultures of Africa from an African perspective.
Students and staff members of African Studies (research) are involved in the research project Connecting in Times of Duress. They explore the relationship between social media, mobile telephony and the social fabric under duress in Africa’s mobile margins.
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“The internship and research component of the African Studies MA programme is so valuable and important. It teaches you what sitting in a classroom can never teach you: the daily observations, practical learnings and context of your research and internship.”