Birgit Englert explains African Studies at the University of Vienna

Our Study Programmes

African Studies are area studies and focuse as such on teaching and research in the fields of history, languages and literatures of African societies.

Students of African Studies acquire fundamental knowledge about African societies and about their global interconnectedness through various periods of time. We emphasize the link between academic training and the implementation of acquired knowledge into fields of practice.

Academic degrees to be attained: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Master of Arts (MA) and Doctorate (PhD).

Questions concerning studying at the University of Vienna

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What does it mean to study African Studies?

In this video, the student representatives Nadine Okalanwa and Lisa Tackie talk about why they decided to study African Studies and what it means to them. They also explain their tasks as student representatives (STV) und how they represent and help their fellow students.