Creative Economies Africa

Creative Economy PhD Programmes across ARUA Universities in Africa

There are currently 23 ARUA universities across the African continent. As a result of our project mapping PhD programmes across ARUA Universities in Africa, we have created this page to sign-post prospective students to the range of research programmes that ARUA Universities offer in creative economies-connected fields. If you know of other programmes that should be listed here, please get in touch with us.

Department of Economics: PhD in Cultural Economics/Creative Industries

Rhodes University offers a PhD (by research thesis) in cultural economics and the cultural and creative industries. To qualify, applicants need to have completed a Masters’s Degree in Economics with a strong academic record. Support is provided through research workshops and research groups, as well as via the Centre for Postgraduate Studies. Potential areas of research include creative labour markets, international trade in cultural goods and services, the value of cultural heritage and museums, and the economics of creative enterprises, amongst others. More information

Department of Music and Dance: PhD in Music Education

The Music and Dance Department of the University of Cape Coast, Ghana seeks to help students develop their full intellectual potential and aesthetic sensibilities by providing the space for the development of highly trained persons in music and dance performance; providing the space for critical reflection and debate about music and dance and their social and cultural role; seeking dynamic ways of restructuring programmes and projects to respond to contemporary needs of society; undertaking relevant research and documentation in music and dance; establishing linkages with institutions within and outside Ghana for the enhancement of the vision of the Department as well as the Faculty of Arts and the University as a whole. The Department also places a high premium on interdisciplinary research at the doctoral level, encouraging students to expand the research focus to encapsulate other disciplines and this agenda of sustainability. More information

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