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.
Call for papers for 2024 Centre for Security Research and Centre of African Studies Conference Now Open
Call for papers for the Centre of African Studies (CAS) and Centre for Security Research (CeSeR) 2024 annual conference is now open.
A new doctoral programme will enhance interdisciplinary sustainability research and teaching capacity across Africa
A new collaboration between the universities of Edinburgh and Witwatersrand (South Africa) aims to support academics to complete interdisciplinary doctoral research on areas related to sustainability on the African continent.
Centre of African Studies (CAS) Seminar Series 2023/2024
The Centre of African Studies (CAS) has announced its Seminar Series for Semester 1 2023/2024.
SPS student named Global Student Prize finalist for work with Ghanaian small businesses
School of Social and Political Science (SPS) student Mohammed Hafiz Musah is one of only 50 students worldwide to become a Global Student Prize 2023 finalist, for his work supporting small businesses in Ghana.