The Black Collective


In the Black Collective students will learn to examine social relations and structures of power in their local and global manifestations. Students will be provided with theoretical and practical tools for understanding the political, social, and ecological challenges confronting Africa and her diaspora. Thd course will examine the ways in which anthropologists, sociologists and other scholars of critical race studies have explored and analysed how racial and ethnic identities are lived and experienced. You will critically examine the theories and concepts used by anthropologists and sociologists to study the formation of ethnic and racial identities and racism. You will also explore the ways in which resistance to racism has manifested through the formation of counter hegemonic identities. How have these counter hegemonic movements played a role in the fight for racial justice and equity?

The Black Collective is taught by the premier leading academics in their fields who are pioneering African centred research and praxis. This course creates an environment where African and diasporic students can understand and challenge the reproduction of knowledge and how that knowledge can be applied to African development. In addition, students will also get the opportunity to expand their professional network by collaborating and engaging with an international cohort and teaching team.


Dr Aminata Cairo

Dr Mwenda Ntarangwi

Dr Aminata Cairo

Dr Baba Buntu

Dr Aminata Cairo

Prof Richard Yidana

Dr Aminata Cairo

Dr Aminata Cairo

The Black Collective is delivered with a mix of learning approaches that are designed to challenge students to self-reflect and construct solutions to real-life scenarios.

Aside from mandatory live lectures each week, students will be expected to participate in online discussions and peer learning. The course combines live case study, group work, and discussion where you will be expected to apply the learning and guidance from your tutor.

Lectures and tutorials will be delivered via our online campus, along with a mix of learning methods including audio-visual materials, practical exercises, group discussions and guided reading.

Assessment will be made via a combination of a course assignment, peer engagement quizzes, and tests.

Tuition for the course is £1305

Students can pay upfront or choose to pay in 3 instalments

The School of Pan African Thought Ltd is a member of the CPD Certification Service.

This course will be submitted for accreditation and certification with the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service and is therefore recognised as applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies.

A qualification in Sociology provides you with the knowledge and understanding of Africa’s complex social and cultural landscape whilst recognising how this diversity extends to the diaspora. It is an opportunity for students to challenge cultural assumptions about Africa that are inherent in western anthropological and sociological cannon. This cultural awareness, on what is the frontier market of the globe, as well as the analytical and problem solving skills are valuable to employers

Students will develop the skills through the course to build and maintain meaningful partnerships with international development organisations that are based in the continent and Pan African organisations in the diaspora and in Africa.

Our tutors and professors are leading in their fields of research and have been published in:

Journal of Pan African Studies
Western Journal of Black Studies
Journal of the International Society of Teacher Education
Critical Sociology and Race, Gender & Class
The Conversation

Our students can use this qualification to enhance their career in the following field of work:

● Local and central government
● Social and market research
● Charitable and voluntary organisations
● Public relations, journalism and communications
● Media and marketing
● Law criminal justice system.
● Teaching and education
● Public policy research
● Data analysts

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