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MRes - Master of Research
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%).
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:
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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.