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Black Studies

University of Nottingham

36 months
Duration
20000 GBP/year
4625 GBP/year
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About

The Black Studies programme at the University of Nottingham is a place for the study of the history, literature and culture of black people (variously defined) in North America, as well as through their historical, cultural and political links to Africa, Britain, and other global sites.

Overview

The Black Studies programme at the University of Nottingham it is the only programme of its kind in Europe and is steeped in interdisciplinary methods and critical reflection to investigate the roles, lives, cultures, politics, representations, activism, art, histories and movement of people of African descent. 

The course is particularly relevant at this crucial time within the UK, as students, communities and institutions of higher education increasingly assess curriculum offerings in dialogue with the ongoing effort to consider the influence and experience of the black diaspora on both sides of the Atlantic.

The PhD programme is closely aligned with the Centre for Research in Race and Rights. The University also hosts the Institute for the Institute for the Study of Slavery (ISOS) and the Rights Lab, enabling students to expand their research networks across the university and beyond.

The PhD is based in the Department of American and Canadian Studies, which has a long history of research in black studies, African diaspora studies and African American studies. However, we also welcome comparative research proposals that address issues across disciplines and national boundaries.

Careers

Our postgraduates go onto work in a range of fields, from university lectureships and post-doctoral fellowships to roles in the media, art councils and the creative industries.

Many of our research students publish high-quality books and articles and have secured teaching positions in universities both in the UK and abroad.

Programme Structure

PhD topics:

  • Afrofuturism
  • Black communities and environmental justice in relation to national parks and heritage
  • Black identity, photography and wellbeing
  • Black working mothers
  • Digital blackness
  • Legacies of black arts and heritage centres (1980-present)

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International applicants should apply as early as possible

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

UK students:

  • 2:1 (or international equivalent) in an arts, humanities or social science subject
  • For PhD study, we would usually expect you to hold or be working towards a masters degree in a relevant subject

EU / International students:

  • 2:1 (or international equivalent) in an arts, humanities or social science subject
  • For PhD study, we would usually expect you to hold or be working towards a masters degree in a relevant subject
  • IELTS: 7.0 (no less than 6.5 in each element)
  • As well as IELTS (listed above), we also accept other English language qualifications. This includes TOEFL iBT, Pearson PTE, GCSE, IB and O level English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4625 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4625 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Nottingham

583 - 978 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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