African Studies 2019/2020 (15 credits)

Autumn 2019, Evening, 50 %, Campus

Start date: 2 September 2019

End date: 19 January 2020

Application Deadline: 15 April 2019

Enrolment Code: UU-52010 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Final school grades (40 %) - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (10 %) - Higher education credits, maximum 165 credits (50 %)

Entry Requirements: 30 credits


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 22500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 22500

About the course:

The course provides insights into African societies and their cultural expressions in the past and the present, and tools to analyse complex social and cultural contexts. The course focuses on an anthropological understanding of economic, political and cultural processes in present-day Africa. The first module touches upon economic, political and cultural processes in present-day Africa from an anthropological perspective. The second module consists of a series of lectures on contemporary themes such as civil society and the state; social and religious movements; conflict and refugee problems; development and aid; and gender.

More information


Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology

Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3H

Box 631, 751 26 UPPSALA

Telephone: 018-471 2285

Fax: 018-471 7029


Course Administration

Telephone: +46 18 471 22 13