Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings
Mode of Attendance: Full-time
Session 2: 2 July - 20 July 2018
Supported by the Centre for African Studies
This course provides participants with an overall understanding of the history, politics and culture of Africa. With a diverse range of sessions, from History and Politics to Languages and Music, the course gives an in-depth knowledge of the main academic areas of study within Africa. The course comprises a combination of lectures and interactive workshops, as well as museum visits and social events.
Understanding Africa Summer School
This is a great opportunity given the prominence that Africa as a continent has gained over the past few years and the vision of Africa Rising, a continent with many job and investment opportunities. Also, within the Arts, we have seen an incredible rise of the presence of African artists in the international art circles which has been extremely stimulating and refreshing for an understanding of arts and cultures.
The convenor of this course is Dr Seraphin Kamdem, a Senior Teaching Fellow here at SOAS with expertise on Africa; but there is a larger team of colleagues also teaching on the course: Dr Marie Rodet, an expert on the history of Africa will be teaching the session on pre-colonial Africa and its Kingdoms; Paul Asquith, who has expertise on African Diaspora and development in Africa will be giving one of the lectures; Dr Polly Savage, an expert on contemporary African art, will also be teaching on the course; Dr Jörg Haustein, an expert on religion, and Senior Lecturer here at SOAS, will be giving one of the lectures; Angelica Baschiera who has expertise on Swahili literature and manuscripts, will also be part of our teaching staff; and Rob Shispter, an expert and seasoned practitioner of African music, will teach the sessions on Music in Africa, with a lecture and an African music workshop.
A tuition fee of £1600 will be charged per 3-week programme. This figure does not include accommodation fees.
A one-off, non-refundable application fee of £40 will be charged to cover administration costs. Please visit the SOAS online store to make your application fee payment.
20% discount for our partner institutions
50% discount for current SOAS students
Accommodation is available to Summer School students at the SOAS halls of residence, Dinwiddy House. For more details of how to book a room please visit the Dinwiddy House accommodation page.
Students are usually able to obtain credits from their home institution and typically our courses receive 3 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system. If you intend to claim credits from your home institution, please check the requirements with them before you enrol. We will be happy to assist you in any way we can, however please be aware that the decision to award credits rests with your home institution.
Assessment will be optional and will vary for each course. Participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance and transcripts will be available on request.
You will also be able to enjoy our social programme, starting with a welcome party and an optional river cruise on the Thames for a small additional charge. Details about how to book will be communicated to you once you are registered. You will also receive discount codes for day trips and overnight tours with our partner International Friends.
For more information, fill out our enquiries form