African Studies at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS

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Course summary

The Centre of African Studies offers a PhD programme with an international reputation, awarded from one of the world's leading universities. Since its foundation in 1962, the Centre of African Studies (CAS) has expanded research activities from its core disciplines of history, politics and social anthropology to include many other fields, including:

  • law
  • humanitarianism
  • sociology
  • gender studies
  • environment and development
  • political economy
  • religious studies
A selection of recent doctoral dissertations include:
  • Tweeting 'truths': rumour and grammars of power in Kenya
  • Divided waters: a hydropolitical analysis of development, space, and labour in N'Djamena, Chad
  • Law beyond the state: the makings of justice in urban Sierra Leone


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African Studies at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS