African Studies with Heritage

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 12.5 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 24.6 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jul 28, 2024
16 place StudyQA ranking:2089 Duration:1 year

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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 African Studies with Heritage MA 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 degree pathways share a common core, comprising modules on the continent’s political and economic past and present, together with training in research methods. In addition, the Heritage pathway offers a range of optional modules drawn from the Departments of Anthropology, Archaeology and Geography, and includes research into museums and sites, intangible heritage, local community histories, archaeology, and the presentation and preservation of cultural materials.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of three core modules (45 credits), three optional modules (45 credits) and a dissertation/report (90 credits).

Core modules

  • Africa: Dialogues of Past and Present
  • Debating Africa's Future
  • Research Methods in African Studies

Optional modules

  • Students choose three 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

Dissertation/report

All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 15,000 words.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures and seminars and guided independent research. Assessment is through essays, portfolio, research proposal and examination.

 

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

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