Deepen and develop your expertise in Egyptology by completing your own independent research project within one of the top departments for Classics research within the UK, while undertaking essential training to support your project. The Egyptology programme is offered by University of Birmingham.
|Full-Time Duration:||1 year|
|Tuition Fee:||£20,820 per year|
|Location:||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
You can complete your research project in any aspect of Egyptology, as agreed by your supervisor. The taught component will allow you to develop your research skills and enhance your knowledge of the language, culture and religion of Ancient Egypt.
Times Higher Education ranked us among the top five departments of Classics in the country for our performance in the latest Research Excellence Framework.
Why study this course?
- Opportunities for hands-on experience: Postgraduate students have the chance to study Egyptian artefacts kept in the Eton Myers Collection of ancient Egyptian art held at the University of Birmingham’s Selly Oak Learning Resource Centre.
- Research excellence: 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. Over 80% of our submitted research was rated as either ‘world-leading’ (38% – the highest possible rating) or ‘internationally excellent’ (43%).
- Research resources: We have an outstanding research collection in the University Library, with strong holdings in periodicals and other scholarly publications, including those in relevant European languages, and subscriptions to all major online databases and e-resources.
- Excellent employability prospects: Employers that our graduates have gone on to work for include – AOC Archaeology Group; Blakesley Hall Museum; British Museum; City and Borough Councils; Egypt Exploration Society; English Heritage; Freie Universität Berlin; Komazawa University; KPMG; Mahidol University; National Trust; Pitt Rivers Museum; Sotheby’s; University of Birmingham; University of Vienna.
- Ancient Egyptian Religion
- Egyptian Culture in Context
- Egyptian Language
- Research and Scholarship in Classics and Ancient History
“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
- For MRes and MA by Research programmes, entry to our programmes usually requires a good (normally a 2:1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK, usually in a relevant area.