AFRICAN
SUSTAINABLE
COMMUNITIES

AFRICAN STUDIES MA PROGRAM 

AT BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY

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PROGRAM DETAILS 

Valued at over R300 000, this opportunity is proudly sponsored by the South Africa Israel Chamber of Commerce and is open to all suitable applicants.

DURATION 

3 semesters beginning 10/2022

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 

A B.A. degree from an accredited university with a grade point average equivalent of 80/100 and above.
submission of all application materials
Written assignments
Online interview

APPLICATION DEADLINE

July 15th 2022

TUITION & SCHOLARSHIPS

Valued at over R300 000, this opportunity is proudly sponsored by the South Africa Israel Chamber of Commerce and is open to all suitable applicants.

DORMITORIES

The Marcus Campus dormitories are home to a vibrant student community and are offered based on availability.

The 21st century is an era of immense transformations throughout Africa. Economic, political, and social development are rapidly changing local communities, providing new opportunities and creating new uncertainties.

African Sustainable Communities

is an MA program that brings together students from around the world, creating a unique learning environment to tackle the complex issue of sustainability in community development. We are preparing you for the rapid changes we are seeing across Africa,through a multidisciplinary approach. You will take part in a vibrant conversation examining the complex circumstances influencing lasting change.

Rational and Goals 

The program of study places African communities at
the center, and analyzes the political, economic,
cultural and social factors impacting their initiatives
over the long term.

Our aim is to provide students with the theoretical
background, analytical skills and practical perspectives
that are needed for realizing individual and communal
endeavors across a broad spectrum of fields. We believe
that community interventions, whether they are in the
social, cultural, or more applied fields of science,
agricultural or economics, should reflect knowledge of
history, politics, economics, social and cultural studies.

PROGRAM DURATION AND STRUCTURE

African Sustainable Communities is a year and a half
long MA program (three semesters plus additional write
up time for Thesis Track). Students spend a year of
intensive learning together at Ben-Gurion University of
the Negev, where the African Studies program has
already earned an international reputation of
excellence. There is an Applied Track, suited to most
students in the program, and also a Thesis Track, for
those interested in conducting an in-depth research
project. All students take mandatory core classes, a
project workshop, research methods and electives they
choose according to their interests. Students must
finish their required and elective classes over the course
of two semesters at BGU. During the third semester,
they draw upon the knowledge and skills they acquired
in the academic setting and apply them to an initiative
in a local community in Africa. Projects are planned
with the support of the program staff.

A Sampling of Class 

  • Deconstructing Development: Theory,
    Practice and Critique
  • Economics, Politics and Society in Africa of the 20th Century
  • Studying Sustainability
  • Sports and Development in Africa
  • The Politics of Global Health
  • Informal Settlements and the Transition
    to Formality and Planning
  • Liberation Theology and Religious
    Movements in Africa

Application process

  • Applying via the registration website and
    submitting mandatory documents.
  • Paying registration fee (unless exempted)
  • Application is processed
  • Personal interview via Zoom
  • Announcement of acceptance/rejection
  • If accepted – paying the deposit
  • Arranging for a student visa and health insurance

FOR MORE INFORMATION

EMAIL 

africama@bgu.ac.il

TEL:

+972-8-6428-262

WEB:

https://bit.ly/3tKpvL5

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