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Centre of African Studies: News


NEW! ESRC Quota Award Available

The Centre of African Studies has been awarded an ESRC studentship for entry in September 2010 – either for the MSc by Research in African Studies followed by the PhD (1+3) or for direct admission to the PhD in African Studies (+3). The ESRC is the main British funding council for research in the social sciences. A studentship typically covers EU fees and maintenance for the duration of the academic programme.


To apply, students who meet ESRC eligibility must first apply and be accepted to the MSc-R or PhD programme through the online application system. Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their application with Dr. Andrew Lawrence, the convenor for research students in African Studies ( 


The internal deadline for interested applicants is March 15 2010.  More information is available here:

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