African Politics

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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. It delves into the historical, social, economic, and cultural factors that shape governance structures, policymaking, and international relations across many African nations.

During the course students will learn how to draft policy proposals for complex social, economic, and developmental challenges. Students will discover the roots of these challenges, and learn to expertly analyse the actions of states, institutions, and civil society.

Once on the course students will naturally recognise and reflect on western epistemologies and theory. However, the aim is to become fully immersed in African political philosophy and African political thought.

To cement this learning 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.


Litlhare Rabele

Dr. Ama Biney

Litlhare Rabele

Dwayne Wong Omowale

Litlhare Rabele

Dr. Michael Onyebuchi Eze

Litlhare Rabele

Dr Toni Haastrup

Litlhare Rabele

Dr. Daniel Mulugeta

Litlhare Rabele

Dr. Munyaradzi Mushonga

Litlhare Rabele

Litlhare Rabele

African politics is delivered with a mix of learning approaches that are designed to challenge students to self-reflect and construct 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 £2970

Students can pay upfront at a a discount or choose to pay in 4 instalments. Instalment payments are due prior to each module.

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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