Sussex Africa Centre


The Sussex Africa Centre brings together a lively community of 70 doctoral students. There are postgraduate students across the campus, with particularly large concentrations of doctoral researchers in the School of Global Studies (anthropology, geography, migration, development and international relations); Institute of Development Studies; School of Education and Social Work and the Science and Policy Research Unit.

SL Photos sailPostgraduate activities include a programme of student led workshops, and invited speakers.  See events pages.

Visit the blog Africa in Words

Google map of PhD projects in Africa

To join the Sussex community of African postdoctoral students, join one of the Sussex MA or MSc postgraduate taught programmes in particular fields, or take the MSc Social Research Methods, a one year programme that leads into doctoral research.

PhD scholarship opportunities are listed on the scholarship and funding pages.  These include the Mandela Scholarships for postgraduate taught courses.  For PhD research, there are scholarship opportunities for study on Africa open to international and UK/EU students.

Sussex also provides Masters level social research methods training courses within Africa in the form of short courses.  These courses are suitable as professional training for researchers or those interesting in pursuing doctoral level study in the future.

Postgraduate contact

For further information on postgraduate activities, contact the Sussex@Africa postgraduate network coordinator, Chanda Mfula (MFM)

Postgraduate organising committee:

Rachel Taylor (SPRU)
Tamahi Kato (IDS)
Rehab Abdelghany (English)
Mary Frances Lukhera and Uche Igwe (LPS)

Banner image: Photograph by Ross Wignall, The Gambia.
Content image: Fishing boat, Tombo, Sierra Leone.  Photograph by Jenny Diggins.