University Short Courses

The National Institute For African Studies produces short courses to be taught at universities in the UK, led by our associate and Editorial Board member Dr Jamila Rodrigues.

These courses are centred on two key themes: Research Methods and International Development.

The courses taught at universities consist of 20 hours of teaching time, and concludes with a 3,000-word written assessment.

The fees charged to students for these courses generate revenue for NIAS, and students are incentivised to sign up for the programme on the offer of the top essays being published in The Saharan journal. This provides a fantastic opportunity for the students to experience the processes involved in writing an analytical article on culture and development in Africa, while also developing their academic and professional skillsets, and potentially become published authors.