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).
Africa Europe Foundation calls on Edinburgh academic to join transport taskforce
Professor Paul Nugent at the School of Social and Political Science (SPS) has joined a new taskforce to support the development of relations between Africa and Europe, and reinforce their partnership in the international arena.
Edinburgh researcher to give a feminist perspective on the impact of COVID-19 in Africa
Dr Rama Salla Dieng at the School of Social and Political Science (SPS) and international collaborators will begin a new project tackling the social, economic and political impact of COVID-19 in Africa with a feminist, intersectional perspective.
New project allocates £750,000 for research in decoloniality
The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh has launched a new fellowships programme to lead research on decoloniality.
Researchers to investigate impact of Covid-19 on African elections with UK Government funding
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science (SPS) have received £367,000 from the UK Government to investigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on elections in Africa.