Introduction to Pan Africanism

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10 hrs a week


The Introduction to Pan Africanism – Histories, Philosophies & the Future of African Liberation is a comprehensive study programme that includes lectures, masterclasses, and assignments across the entire breadth of Pan Africanism as an ideology. It critically analyses the revolutionary ideas of past and present Pan Africanists, Pan African movements, and institutions for students to contextualise their own ideologies in view of current socio-political structures.

Students will acquire the analytical methodologies and dialectic tools to interrogate the policies of imperial democracies, nations, and cultures. The course will cover history from the 16th century with detailed analysis on popular figures and organisations like Edward Blyden, Marcus Garvey, WEB Du Bois, Malcolm X, Kwame Nkrumah and the AU. Also, the philosophies and perspectives of Pan Africanists often forgotten like George Padmore, Amilcar Cabral, Nnamdi Nzikwe and Sekou Touré.


Dr. Mankutam

Dr. Daniel Mulugeta

Dr. Mankutam

Courtney Carr

Dr. Mankutam

Dr. Akinwälö E. dkötö

Dr. Mankutam

Dr. Mankutam

Introduction to Pan Africanism is delivered with a mix of learning approaches that are designed to challenge students to self-reflect and construct Pan African solutions to real-life scenarios.

The course combines live case study, group work and discussion where you will be expected to apply learning and guidance from your tutor. Lectures and tutorials will be delivered via our online campus, with various methods such as audio-visual materials, practical exercises, group discussions and guided reading.

Assessment will be made via a combination of a course assignment, peer engagement quizzes, and tests.

Aside from mandatory live lectures each week, students will also be expected to participate in online discussions and peer learning.

Tuition for the course is £485

Students can pay upfront at a discount or choose to pay in instalments.

Bursary available for students from certain regions. Please follow the links to our funding page

The School of Pan African Thought Ltd is a member of the CPD Certification Service.

This course will be submitted for accreditation and certification with the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service and is therefore recognised as applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies.

A professional qualification in Pan African Studies opens doors to careerx paths in various sectors. Its value lies in the unique knowledge
and skills you gain on African history, politics, cultures, social movements, and development issues. Some of the potential paths you can pursue include:

• Professor/Lecturer: Teach Pan African Studies courses at universities and colleges, contributing to the intellectual development of future generations.
• Researcher: Conduct research on Pan-African topics like political economy, cultural exchange, migration, or historical figures, informing policy and shaping public discourse.
• Writer/Editor: Produce scholarly articles, books, or editorials for academic journals and publications, disseminating knowledge and sparking critical discussion.
• Policy Analyst or Advisor: Work with government agencies or international organizations like the African Union, providing expert advice on Pan-African policies and initiatives.
• Diplomat: Represent your country in international affairs or work for development agencies, promoting cultural understanding and fostering cooperation across Africa.
• Program Manager or Coordinator: Design and implement projects related to education, health, human rights, or economic development in Africa.
• NGO: Work with or start a non-governmental organizations or grassroots movements to address social and political challenges facing African communities.
• Human Rights Advocate: Campaign for the protection and promotion of human rights in Africa, working for justice and equality across the continent.
• Cultural Exchange Coordinator: Organize programs and initiatives that connect people and communities across Africa, fostering understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures.

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