Politics of Development in Africa

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8-10hrs a week


African Politics offers a world-class introduction to the continent’s political history and present. It teaches the best theoretical and scientific tools for interpreting today’s political climate and equips learners to effectively debate Africa’s current political issues. During the course students will learn how to draft policy instruments for complex economic, social, and developmental challenges. Students will discover the roots of these challenges, and learn to expertly interpret the actions of states, institutions, and civil society.

After completing the course students will also be able to recognise and reflect on western theories of government and power while becoming fully immersed in African political philosophy and African political thought. African Politics engages with various resources, including ancient and pre-colonial manuscripts, journals written by African scholars, primary sources on Africa’s prominent civilisations, as well as a plethora of works by notable Pan-African thinkers.


Dr. Daniel Mulugeta

Dr. Michael Onyebuchi Eze

Dr. Daniel Mulugeta

Dr Toni Haastrup

Dr. Daniel Mulugeta

Dr. Daniel Mulugeta

The Politics of Development is delivered with a mix of learning approaches that are designed to challenge students to self-reflect and construct solutions to real-life scenarios.

Aside from mandatory live lectures each week, students will be expected to participate in online discussions and peer learning. The course combines live case study, group work, and discussion where you will be expected to apply the learning and guidance from your tutor.

Lectures and tutorials will be delivered via our online campus, along with a mix of learning methods including 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.

Tuition for the course is £1080

Students can pay upfront or choose to pay in 3 instalments

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 qualification in African Politics not only provides you with the knowledge and understanding of today’s complex political landscape but also with a wide variety of transferable skills.

Our professors and tutors have extensive experience in providing their expertise to the public and private sector, from tech start-ups to FTSE 100 companies - from government agencies to large NGOs. They have been recognised for major consultancies by the following organisations. Our graduates should expect careers in places such as:

• International Institution for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA, Sweden)
• Alliance for Quality Education in Southern Africa (AQESA)
• The African Union
• Department of Political Affairs (DPA)
• Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD)
• United Nations Organization for Education, Science, and Culture (UNESCO)
• The United Nations Office of the Special Advisor on Africa (OSAA)
• The African Union Advisory Board on Corruption, The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
• The United Nations Economic for Africa (UNECA)
• The Asian Development Bank, The UK Government Office for Science
• The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
• The World Bank
• United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
• Office of the United Nations Special Representative for the Great Lakes (UNOSRGL)
• Ivanhoe Mines
• Virgin Money
• Anglo Gold
• Ernst & Young

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