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MRes - The History of Africa and the African Diaspora

The MRes in the History of African 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. 

Course content

The MRes is available to both full-time and part-time students from January 2018.

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 will prepare them for their research project. They will then be allocated a research supervisor to work for the remaining credits by supervised independent research and the writing of their dissertation (120 credits). Full time students must complete 180 credits over one academic year.

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 them for their research project in year 2. They will then be allocated a research supervisor to work for the remaining credits by supervised independent research and the writing of their dissertation (120 credits). Part time students must complete 180 credits over two academic years.

In all cases, students must complete 60 level 7 credits before working on your dissertation.  Under university regulations there are no exit points for the MRes so neither postgraduate certificates nor diplomas are awarded for students who obtain less than 180 credits.

Our facilities

Our facilities content

One-to-one research supervision and tutoring from expert and dedicated teaching staff

Access to online books and journals via Dawsonera, Ebrary, JSTOR etc.

Use of SCONUL Access facilities which allows university library users to borrow or use books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme. 

Access to Moodle our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).  Moodle pages will provide:

  • Programme information
  • Files to download, such as handouts and PowerPoint slides
  • Links to other websites
  • Multimedia, for example, videos, audio or recordings of lectures
  • Activities for you to participate in, such as discussion forums
  • Access to email, online storage and software such as Office 365

Access to all student support and information services via one-stop Support and Information Zone.

Access to online digital and academic skills and training from our Skills Team.

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.

Indicative modules

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

Additional Costs

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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. The latter will be in the form of a short practice essay (1500 words) and a CV-portfolio demonstrating their recent relevant experience.  

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. 

Fees

Fees for 2018/2019

Full-time home fees £5000.00

Part-time home fees £834 per 30 credit module (£5000.00 over two years)

We offer a 10% discount for those applying within 5 years of completing an undergraduate degree at the University of Chichester. 

Full-time international fees for 2018/2019

£10,000.00

Further Information

If you would like to arrange an informal chat about the MRes please contact Prof. Hakim Adi at h.adi@chi.ac.uk.

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Course length

1 - 2 years
Full & Part Time