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Egyptology (by Research)

Swansea University

M.A. On Campus
12 months
15550 GBP/year
4407 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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All programmes of study will be delivered in a dual way combining both online and face to face teaching as appropriate. Face to face teaching will be delivered in a blended format with no large lectures to begin with. Please visit our website for more information. The MA Egyptology (by Research) programme is offered by Swansea University.

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An MA Egyptology (by Research) programme at Swansea University  enables you to undertake a research project led by your own passions and interests. 

Your project will take one year full-time or two years part-time. It is suitable if you want to undertake a first research degree as an isolated culmination of taught studies, or if you are considering further research in form of a PhD.

You will submit a thesis of up to 40,000 words, demonstrating original research with a significant contribution to the subject area. 

This is followed by an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination, or viva).

Your thesis may relate to ancient Egyptian history, archaeology, religion, languages encompassing all stages of Egyptian language including demotic and hieroglyphic Graeco-Roman temple texts, literature, and culture, including the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. 


Working at an elite academic level, you will be introduced to key concepts and interpretative techniques shaping the study of Egyptology. 

This  Egyptology (by Research) programme at Swansea University  develops research skills needed for high-level work in any field of Egyptology, and you are supported by a range of skills and training programmes available on campus.

Programme Structure

The programme comprises three key elements:

  • Entry and confirmation of candidature
  • Main body of research
  • Thesis and viva voce examination

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applicants are encouraged to apply by 31 July for entry in September, to ensure that vacancies are still available.




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

You should hold or expect to achieve a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, in a related subject or hold relevant work experience. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15550 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4407 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4407 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part-time fees:

  • UK&EU students: £ 2,203
  • International students: £ 7,800


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