African studies is an academic subject that examines the continent of Africa, looking specifically at the cultural, historical and societal elements of the continent, as opposed to its geographical or zoological make-up. Someone who chooses to study and then work in African studies might have an interest around a specific area of the subject, or may be generally interested in the African continent. As a graduate of African studies, you will have a unique and increasingly sought-after set of skills.
During an African Studies degree, you will cover a range of areas across both topics of the discipline. Some examples of modules you could study include:
- Society in Africa
- History of Africa
- African Philosophy
- Government and Politics of Africa
- Economic Development of Africa