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Research Project: Fieldwork



Students work on their research project in Africa or outside of Africa on a topic that is relevant to the broad spectrum of African Studies (the fieldwork is based on an extensive period of preparations and research proposal writing)

Course objectives

To enable students build experience in independent research, implement the carefully prepared research phases, construct quantitative and / or qualitative empirical data sets and develop and reflect on outcomes.


The whole of the first semester of year 2

Mode of instruction


Assessment method

The ultimate assessment is the quality of the thesis they write based on the student’s fieldwork


Students are requested to register for the course and the examination through uSis


For more information and questions, contact:

Dr. Azeb Amha
Academic Coordinator
P O Box 9555, 2300 RB Leiden, NL
Tel. +31-71-527-3364