Centre of African Studies
The Centre acts as a focal point for postgraduate teaching and supervision on Africa and a hub for research programmes that span all three of the University’s colleges.
We offer a range of taught and research postgraduate programmes in African studies. Our thriving and cosmopolitan community of graduate students study for the degrees of PhD, MSc, Diploma or Certificate.
We undertake cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research across the continent. Our scholars are committed to the critical study of a diverse range of topics as well as the pursuit of inclusive, ethical and equitable partnerships.
We’re based in George Square at the heart of the Central campus. A lively and vibrant hub (especially in August during the Festival Fringe).
You may also be interested in Critical African Studies (CrAS)
The journal publishes critical interdisciplinary research about Africa and the diaspora, covering a range of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. CrAS was established by the Centre of African Studies in 2009 and now more than half of the editorial and advisory board are based at African universities.
Edinburgh Catalyst Fellowship
The Edinburgh Catalyst Fellowship programme is a University of Edinburgh initiative run by the Centre of African Studies. It is aimed at building stronger relationships between The University of Edinburgh and Africa-based scholars, and promoting the research of early-career academics in Africa. Meet the amazing fellows and read more about their inspiring projects.
Publishing for Academics - Event Series
Come and meet an exciting range of external speakers involved in writing and publishing academic material incuding books, journal articles and monographs.
Centre of African Studies PhD Fellow becomes mentor to international journalists
Centre of African Studies Commonwealth PhD Fellow Albert Sharra has been appointed as a mentor for international journalists and media owners by the International Press Institute.
CAS promotes reasons to learn Swahili
The Centre of African Studies is helping promote the University's Swahili courses. Find out from the University's Teaching Fellow in Swahili, Seline Okeno, why you should study Swahili, for research, work, travel or entertainment.
India in Africa: The Changing Face of South-South Cooperation
Publishing in Peer-Reviewed Journals
In this workshop, we will hear from editors of leading peer-reviewed journals in the social sciences. After their presentations, there will be an opportunity for discussion.
Summarising Complex Longitudinal Data – Sometimes Less is More
In this seminar, Dr Valeria Skafida reflects on the application of group-based trajectory analysis, also known as latent class trajectory modelling, to extract developmental trajectories in relation to cohort data on children's social and emotional developmentary trajectories from the Growing Up in Scotland survey.