Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme

Academic Mobility for African Sustainable Development/AMAS

Master on History of Mozambique and of the Southern

Africa (História de Moçambique e da África Austral)

Name of the HEI offering the course: Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM)

Type of academic programme: Masters

Thematic field of study: Governance  and Social Sciences

Title of the academic programme: Master on History of Mozambique and of the Southern Africa (História de Moçambique e da África Austral)

Duration (in semesters): 4

Study credits/hours (per semester): 19.5/160
Objectives (max. 150 words):

(Objectives of the master/doctoral programme in relation to the identified needs and the link to the thematic field(s) proposed; etc.)

The objective is to train professionals capable of undertaking deep analysis of the history of Mozambique and of Southern Africa, given the complex political and economic context that has been shaping the situation of Mozambique, as well as the relationship that people and countries have, since the European colonization.
Structure and content (max. 400 words):

(Structure and content of the programme, subjects covered; assessment methods; etc.)

The Master of History of Mozambique and of Southern Africa is organized in four semesters. The first semester contains the following courses: Southern Africa up to 1870; History of Political Economy of Mozambique since 1885, History and Social Sciences in Mozambique and Southern Africa studies, and one optional additional course. In the second semester courses are the following: Economic History of Southern Africa after 1870, Dissertation Writing Seminar, and an additional optional subject. The third semester includes the following courses: Social Sciences, History of Social Change: Religion as the specific study; Geo-strategy and History of Southern Africa, and one additional optional course. The fourth semester is dedicated to the writing of the dissertation. The optional courses are the following: Borders, Migration and Identities; Economic and Social Development in Southern Africa; Gender, Society and Woman in Africa and the End of colonialism and Apartheid in Southern Africa: 1962, 1975, 2012 and 2020.
Learning outcomes (max 200 words):

(The expected learning outcomes in view of the students’ future academic opportunities and employability, the personal competences, and the impact at institutional, national, regional levels)

The program gives competencies to understand the historical context of Mozambique as a country, which is located within the Southern Africa region Master students of History of Mozambique and Southern Africa are trained to be professionals, who: i) Analyze the dynamics of the peoples’ history in the context of colonialism, liberation wars, and independence, including the demise of Apartheid; b) Explain the dynamics of the economy and social development of Mozambique within the context of Southern Africa region; c) Know the context of the socio-economic and historical context of relationships between Mozambique and surrounding Southern African countries; d) Know the construction of the Apartheid and its policy of States constellation; e) Study the integration of Southern Africa countries within the context of labor migration and cross border migration; f) Know the historical origin of the Southern Africa Development Communities (SADC) and its role in the independence of Namibia and the demise of Apartheid; and g) are aware of the historical context of current borders in region, which includes the explanation of the meaning of borders among the leaders and common citizens.

Recognition and accreditation obtained:

(The master/doctoral program offered must have been recognised and accredited at the time of this application. The official proof of accreditation can be asked by the Agency for all programmes indicated in this section during project implementation.)

The name of the relevant authority that accredited the program:

The University Council ( or (çambique-e-africa-austral)

Period of validity of accreditation:
5 years


 Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme


Academic Mobility for African Sustainable Development/AMAS

The overall objective of the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility programme is to promote sustainable development and ultimately contribute to poverty reduction by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in Africa.


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