The Master African Studies is a two-years (non-consecutive) course which starts in October. It is fully modularised and based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The languages of instruction are English and German.
The Master is interdisciplinary and research driven. Successful students will be qualified for employment in research, culture and the media, but also for a career in the field of development co-operation, administration, politics and economics. The Master also qualifies for post-graduate studies.
The deadline for applications for the winter term is June 15. Interviews will be held soon after.
An introductory meeting will be held during the first week of the forthcoming winter term (an announcement will posted on this website in due time).
Director of Studies: Katja Werthmann.
Staff members run a variety of research projects on the new peace and security architecture of the African Union, the state of the state in Africa and new regimes of territoriality and sovereignty in Africa. There are also a variety of research projects on the history and culture of Africa.
PhD training programmes
Successful MA candidates can apply for further post-graduate studies at the Institute. Apart from individually mentored PhDs, the following structured post-graduate three-year PhD programmes are available:
• the International PhD Programme ‘Transnationalism and Regionalism from the 18th century to the present’ (2001-2011) and
• the post-graduate programme ‘Critical Junctures of Globalization', which is funded by the German Research Council (2006-2010). The next round of grants for this programme will be advertised for October 2011.
Course requirements and more. Please refer to the university's website, too.
• Studienplan (.pdf)
• Antrag Masterarbeit (.pdf)