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MRes The History of Africa and the African Diaspora

MRes The History of Africa and the African Diaspora

Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Africa: History

Course type


Course Summary

The MRes in the History of Africa and the African Diaspora is a unique and exciting new programme, the first of its kind to be delivered completely online. Its aim is to enable students to explore the historical relationships between Africa and its diaspora in the modern period by conducting their own supervised research in this important field.

Students will be encouraged to critically re-evaluate existing narratives that have marginalised the study of the African diaspora, especially in Britain, and often totally separated the history of Africa from that of its diaspora.

Where This Can Take You

We place considerable emphasis on the development of primary research skills and the enhancement of analytical and written skills. These are essential if you wish to embark on a PhD research degree.

The knowledge and skills you gain by completing our MRes will stand you in good stead if you wish to pursue a career within the heritage, education, media or culture sectors.

You may wish to complete our MRes if you are looking for an intellectual challenge, have always wanted to carry out your own research in this area of history, or wish to combine study with your existing occupation.

Different course options

Full time | University of Chichester | 1 year | 14-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Research Proposal and Literature Review
Research Dissertation
Africa and the African Diaspora in the Modern World

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students will normally be expected to hold at least a second-class BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons) in History or a relevant humanities or social science subject. Mature students without such qualification, but with measurable professional experience (e.g. museum professionals or teachers), will be invited to interview and maybe required to complete a mature entry task to support their application. Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL - Entry with Credit): It may be possible to enter the MRes degree programme part way through if a student has relevant prior learning. Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) is the recognition of learning that has been previously assessed by an education provider (such as another university) and is demonstrated by formal certification such as a university transcript or certificate.

University information

The University of Chichester has two campuses: one in the centre of Chichester, a charming and historic town, and the other close to the sea in Bognor Regis. This year the University celebrates its 180th year of teaching and research excellence. As a silver-rated institution by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the University is recognized as delivering high quality teaching and learning for students. They actively embrace the unique...more

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