The African Studies Committee invites applications for the ORISHA Studentship for MSc in African Studies from persons who will be registered as students for the MSc in African Studies from October 2010. The scholarship will cover full university and college fees and a maintenance allowance.
In order to be considered for the ORISHA scholarship you must indicate in the funding section of your admissions application that you intend to apply for ORISHA MSc Scholarship and you must name St. Cross OR St. Antony’s college as your first college choice. Your application for admission to the course must be submitted to the Graduate Admissions office by the closing date of the 2nd application deadline (22nd January 2010) if you wish to be considered for the ORISHA scholarship. Incomplete applications received by this deadline will not be considered for ORISHA.
MSc African Studies The MSc in African Studies is a three-term, nine-month course designed both as a stand-alone interdisciplinary introduction to current debates about Africa, and as a preparation for doctoral research on Africa. This advanced degree programme provides an excellent foundation for those who wish to expand their knowledge of African Studies, prior to working for NGOs, the civil service, international organizations, and the media, or in other professional capacities.
There are four components to the MSc degree in African Studies: • The Core Course on ‘Methodology, Ethics and Research Strategies’ • The Core Course on ‘Themes in African History and the Social Sciences’ • An Optional Paper • A dissertation of 15,000 words
Students who complete the degree to a sufficient standard may transfer to doctoral programmes in disciplinary departments, such as Politics and International Relations, Development Studies, Modern History, Anthropology, or Geography. (There are currently no doctoral programmes in any Area Studies region at the University of Oxford). Staff with expertise in African Studies supervise doctoral theses across all of the main disciplinary departments of the university, and students can continue to work with the same supervisor who has guided their MSc work, where this is appropriate. Students who wish to progress from the MSc to doctoral studies can begin their doctoral research over the summer following completion of the MSc
Please address your enquiries concerning the MSc in African Studies to: firstname.lastname@example.org