MA Antiquity – Egyptology Pathway
The Antiquity – Egyptology Pathway programme from University of Birmingham provides training in archaeological and historical approaches to the study of Ancient Egyptian civilisation across its long history, as well as in Egyptian language.
|Duration:||1 year (Full-Time)
2 years (Part-Time)
|Tuition Fee:||£21,960 per year|
|Location:||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
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.
- Research and Scholarship in Classics and Ancient History
You will also take two core language modules, at least one of which should be Egyptian, from a range which includes:
- Greek (Beginner/Advanced)
- Latin (Beginner/Advanced)
- Egyptian Language
You will also choose three optional modules, at least two of which should relate to the Egyptology pathway. Options available typically include:
- Herodotus and Ancient Worlds
- Funerary Archaeology
- Towns, Tombs and Temples
“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”
Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology
You will be encouraged to make the most of your postgraduate experience and will have the opportunity to:
- Receive one-to-one careers advice, including guidance on your job applications, writing your CV and improving your interview technique, whether you are looking for a career inside or outside of academia
- Meet employers face-to-face at on-campus recruitment fairs and employer presentations
- Attend an annual programme of careers fairs, skills workshops and conferences, including bespoke events for postgraduates in the College of Arts and Law
- Take part in a range of activities to demonstrate your knowledge and skills to potential employers and enhance your CV