MA African Studies

African Studies @ Ugent

Choose Africa, Rethink the World

As of 2017-2018 Ghent University offers a new Master in African Studies. This one-year programme starts from a truly interdisciplinary perspective as its courses take on a deep-time perspective on Africa’s peoples, cultures, literatures and languages, focusing on Central and Eastern Africa. The programme is entirely taught in English and open to students from all over the world. The programme combines broad thematic courses and specialized seminars allowing students to become trained in disciplines as diverse as anthropology, history, literature studies and linguistics.

This unique multidisciplinary programme will stimulate your critical thinking about Africa’s position in the world with a true sense of appreciation for cultural diversity. Choosing African Studies at Ghent University will not only open a new world for you, but also profoundly change your world view.