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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Egyptology

Course type

Research

Course Summary

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.

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

What is an MRes?

An MRes is a programme that will help you develop the skills for both doctoral study and a future career. You will complete a major individual research project, supervised by a specialist in the field of study, and a taught component that develops research and analytical skills.

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%).

Employability

Your degree will provide excellent preparation for your future career, but this can also be enhanced by a range of employability support services offered by the University and the College of Arts and Law.

The University's Careers Network provides expert guidance and activities especially for postgraduates, which will help you achieve your career goals. The College of Arts and Law also has a dedicated careers and employability team who offer tailored advice and a programme of College-specific careers events.

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

Modules

The first millennium BC is one of the most fascinating periods in Egyptian history, during which the country was invaded by Libyans, Persians and Greeks, among others. There was also intensified contact with the Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds generally. The central themes of this module will be the resilience of Egyptian culture, its relationship to its own past and the new ways in which traditional forms of religious expression developed. You will be introduced to contemporary developments in the theory and practice of Egyptology, and will gain expertise in using and interpreting a variety of evidence in addressing historical questions.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

6,540

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

19,800

Entry requirements

Students 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. Any academic and professional qualifications or relevant professional experience you may have are normally taken into account, and in some cases, form an integral part of the entrance requirements.

University information

Part of the Russell Group of UK universities, the University of Birmingham has been developing great minds, encouraging challenging debates and pushing the boundaries of innovation and excellence for over 100 years. Over 14,000 students from over 150 countries choose to study at Birmingham, meaning you will be part of a diverse and vibrant community. 40% of this student population are postgraduates. Birmingham understands that you want to...more

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