Become a specialist historian in the field of African history and the African Diaspora history and the African Diaspora The MRes in the History of Africa and the African Diaspora is a unique and exciting programme, and the first of its kind to be delivered completely online. You will explore the historical relationships between Africa and its diaspora in the modern period by conducting your own supervised research in this important field. You 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. On this course you will:
- Study a unique and rewarding subject matter, exploring the historical relationships between Africa and its diaspora in the modern period.
- Develop into a specialist historian with the ability to carry out your own supervised research, whilst honing your analytical and written skills. Many of our students go on to do a MPhil/PhD research degree.
- Learn directly by the only professor of the History of Africa and the African diaspora in Britain, Professor Hakim Adi, a leading internationally recognised scholar in the field.
- Study from anywhere in the world as it is delivered completely online.
Full-time students Full-time students will enrol on Introduction to the History of Africa and the African Diaspora (30 credits) and the Research Proposal and Literature Review module (30 credits). These modules will prepare you for the research project. You will then be allocated a research supervisor to work for the remaining credits by supervised independent research and the writing of the dissertation (120 credits). Full time students must complete 180 credits over one academic year. Part-time students Part-Time students will enrol in year 1 on Introduction to the History of Africa and the African Diaspora (30 credits) in semester 1 and the Research Proposal and Literature Review module (30 credits) in semester 2. These modules will prepare you for the research project in year 2. You will then be allocated a research supervisor to work for the remaining credits by supervised independent research and the writing of the dissertation (120 credits). Part time students must complete 180 credits over two academic years.
Feel the support of internationally-recognised research staff Our remote learning MRes course means that you are able to learn from anywhere in the world. Our dedicated and expert teaching staff will deliver recorded lecturers and classes to allow you process your learning at your own pace. Research resources and assignments will be allocated through our Virtual Learning Environment, which acts a consistent and clear space where all your learning will be kept in one place.
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. The latter will be in the form of a short practice essay (1500 words) and a CV-portfolio demonstrating their recent relevant experience. If English is not your first language then English language proficiency required is IELTS 6.5 (with no element less than 5.5) – or equivalent qualification.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||With no element lower than 5.5|
For more detail about our English language requirements, including details of the University's Summer Pre-Sessional English language courses, see our website.
Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£7277||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£7277||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£7277||Year 1|
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University of Chichester
Bishop Otter Campus
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