Postgraduate opportunities in African Studies and Anthropology

This online chat event is designed to inform prospective postgraduate students about study opportunities available in the Department of African Studies and Anthropology:

The Department of African Studies and Anthropology has over 50 years’ experience and expertise in supporting students from all over the world, including Africa. We integrate cutting-edge and world-leading research on Africa with distinctive inter-disciplinary teaching at postgraduate level. Our staff are ready to share their expertise in anthropology, history, human geography, development, literature, media, popular culture and religion.  This is how we create a warm and informal atmosphere for genuinely innovative learning.

Dr Maxim Bolt (Reader in Anthropology and African Studies and Departmental Head of Postgraduate Studies) and Richard Swain (part of the Postgraduate Recruitment Team in the College of Arts and Law) are available between 14:00-15:00 for the Live Q&A to answer any questions you might have about the courses and studying in the department.

Some of our postgraduate mentors have studied in the department of African Studies and Anthropology. You are welcome to ask them any questions you have about what it’s like to study in the Department via our online platform.

More information about postgraduate studies in the department of African Studies and Anthropology

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Speaker profiles

  • Dr Maxim Bolt

    Maxim is a Reader in Anthropology and African Studies and Departmental Head of Postgraduate Studies. (Live Q&A 14:00-15:00)

  • Richard Swain

    Richard is part of the Postgraduate Recruitment Team for the College of Arts and Law. (Live Q&A 14:00-15:00)

Q&A Archive

These were the questions asked during the Postgraduate opportunities in African Studies and Anthropology live event.

We’ve come to the end of our Q&A session today. Thank you very much to everyone who took part – I hope we managed to be of assistance and provide the information that you were looking for.

We will hold many more of these virtual open day events over the coming months so please check www.pg.bham.ac.uk now and again to see what we’ve got lined up for the future. If you’d like to visit our campus (in real life!), our next Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Wednesday 20 March 2019. We also run bespoke campus tours throughout term time and Cafés at which you can meet current students.

Lucy asked:

Hello, I will like to study do a PhD on development in Africa as it relates to the UN development goals or the humanitarian response in Africa. I would like to know if there are fully funded scholarships for such, I am a Nigerian

Richard Swain replied:

Hi Lucy,

We offer a range of PhD scholarships in the College of Arts of Law, you can find out more by visiting our funding pages. Please note however that the deadline for these is this Friday, 1 March 2019, and you will also need to have submitted an application to study for your funding application to be considered.

You can also check the University’s funding database for other funding opportunities throughout the year.

The scholarships are competitive, but our guidance on the selection process provides some notes on what the panels are looking for, which will help you to submit the strongest possible application.

I hope that helps.

Kind regards,

Richard

 

Welcome to this Live Q&A about the postgraduate opportunities in African Studies and Anthropology. Dr Maxim Bolt (Reader in Anthropology and African Studies and Departmental Head of Postgraduate Studies) and Richard Swain (part of the Postgraduate Recruitment Team in the College of Arts and Law) are now online until 15:00 to answer your questions.

Your question will be posted on this feed once it has been answered, which might take a little time if we receive a lot of questions. Please don’t worry if you don’t see your question and its answer immediately – you only need to submit each question once and keep an eye on the feed for when the answer is posted.