Working with leading experts in the field, you will study the history, culture, religion and evolving thought-systems of Ancient Egypt, with a strong focus on the interpretation of primary evidence, both textual and archaeological. This is one of several pathways available on the Antiquity MA.
Studying Egyptology at this level will provide you with the rare opportunity of bringing into focus not just one particular aspect of a given society, but the culture and its interconnections as a whole. In times of increased specialisation and compartmentalisation, Egyptology can offer highly valuable insights into the workings of human societies by drawing upon a great variety of textual and archaeological sources which help to analyse complex cultural phenomena stretching over millennia.
At the Antiquity - Egyptology Pathway programme from University of Birmingham, you will learn to think beyond methodological boundaries and to synthesise data coming from different types of sources. Having very few ‘uncontested facts’ to rely on, studying Egyptology means adopting a flexible and highly critical mindset.
Why study this course?
- Established expertise - Egyptology at the University of Birmingham is led by internationally-renowned scholars and commands an impressive record of research and of achievement at postgraduate level. Dr Claus Jurman is engaged in a research project focussing on the history and archaeology of Memphis, the famous ancient capital of Egypt, while Dr Leire Olabarria brings together Egyptological and anthropological perspectives on Abydos, the sacred site of Osiris, which represents a traditional focus of Egyptological research at Birmingham.
- Flexibility - with such a range of expertise available, you will be supported to explore your specific interests, particularly through the dissertation.
- Exceptional learning resources - you will have access to a range of learning resources including environmental and material culture teaching collections, the Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology Museum, and in particular the Eton Myers Collection of Egyptian artefacts.
- Research strengths - Times Higher Education ranked us among the top five departments of Classics in the country for our performance in the latest Research Excellence Framework exercise.
- Be a part of an exciting department - you will join a lively postgraduate community with many opportunities to enhance your learning from events, research seminars and conferences.
- Research and Scholarship in Classics and Ancient History
- Greek (Beginner/Advanced)
- Latin (Beginner/Advanced)
- Egyptian Language
- Herodotus and Ancient Worlds
- Funerary Archaeology
- Towns, Tombs and Temples
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesArchaeology History Ancient History View 626 other Masters in History in United Kingdom
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We normally require a 2:1 degree, or equivalent, in a discipline relevant to the selected pathway, such as Classics, Archaeology or History.
International21240 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21240 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National9810 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9810 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
UK: £4,905 part-time
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