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African Studies PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in the UK

We have 13 African Studies PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in the UK

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We have 13 African Studies PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships in the UK

A PhD in African Studies gives researchers the opportunity to explore a range of topics related to the African continent, from politics and economics to history, literature and culture.

What’s it like to do a PhD in African Studies?

Africa is a vast and complex continent, home to over 1.2 billion people and 54 countries. Given its size and diversity, it is no surprise that African Studies is a sprawling and multi-disciplinary field. One thing that all African Studies researchers have in common is a commitment to understanding the continent and its people.

Below are just a few examples of the research topics that can be studied within African studies:

  • African art and architecture
  • African diaspora studies
  • African languages and linguistics
  • African religion and spirituality
  • Development in Africa
  • History of Africa
  • Literature and culture of Africa
  • Politics and governance in Africa

During a PhD in African Studies, you may have the chance to undertake field work and research, as well as travelling abroad to access specialist archives and resources. By the end of your PhD, you’ll have completed a lengthy dissertation that comprises an original contribution to the field of African Studies.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for a typical PhD in African Studies usually involve a Bachelors and a Masters degree in a related subject. You’ll also need to submit a compelling research proposal detailing your study plans.

PhD in African Studies funding options

In the UK, PhDs in African Studies are usually funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), which provides a tuition fee waiver and a living cost stipend. Depending on the programme, you may submit your own research proposal before being considered for funding, or apply for a project that already has funding attached.

It’s also possible to apply for a PhD loan to help with the costs of a doctorate in African Studies (although this can’t be combined with Research Council funding). Other options for financial support include university scholarships, graduate teaching assistantships and charities.

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Classics PhD

We supervise research across an exceptionally wide range of topics in Greek, Roman and Near Eastern history, archaeology and art, as well as Greek and Latin language, literature and thought, late antique and Byzantine studies, and reception studies. Read more

Comparative Literature PhD

About King's and Comparative Literature . We welcome applications from students with research interests in any area of modern, medieval and classical literature in major western European languages and in the modern languages of India, Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean. Read more

English PhD (option of joint PhD with Hong Kong/Singapore/Humboldt Berlin)

About English Phd. King's is one of the oldest English departments in the country and is home to a lively and supportive group of academics and students engaged in the exploration of literary cultures from the 7th to the 21st centuries. Read more

Modelling the economic impacts of non-regulated road transport safety in the Global South

The growth of countries of the Global South may rely on various transport modes, referred to as irregular, informal, para-transit, and non-regulated transport, that do not conform to international standards. Read more

Racialisation, racism and its impact on health

This PhD project will focus on the changing nature of racism within multicultural communities in the UK, and offer strategies that will create solutions for sustainable societies. Read more

African Studies and Anthropology - Postgraduate Research Opportunities

African Studies PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning). The . African Studies PhD.  at Birmingham offers promising candidates the opportunity to carry out research in a centre of excellence in the study of Africa. Read more

Study Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh - funding opportunities available

Our School. The School of Social and Political Science (SPS) is home to more than 250 postgraduate research students. As a research student within SPS, you’ll be part of a dynamic and diverse academic community. Read more

An assessment of professional burnout within the pharmacist profession: A comparative study of Kuwait and the UK

  Research Group: Medicines Optimisation
Depression or nervous breakdown were originally used to express professional exhaustion resulted from stress until the 1970s when Freudenberger introduced burnout as a clinical complex to replace those terms (Felton, 1998). Read more

Research opportunities in the Department of English and Related Literature

The Department of English and Related Literature is a world-leading department. One of the UK's largest graduate schools, we are proud to have built a welcoming, international community with a global outlook. Read more

PhD opportunities in English and Creative Writing at Brunel University London

Become a leading voice in English literature with Brunel - consistently ranking in the top 10 in the country. Learn from award-winning resident authors such as Bernardine Evaristo and Will Self. Read more

PhD opportunities in Anthropology at Brunel University London

Join Brunel Anthropology team of internationally recognised researchers, producing ground-breaking work rooted in ethnographic fieldwork spanning Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania. Read more
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