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Ancient Egyptian Culture, MA

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Egyptology Cultural Studies Middle East: History

Course type


Course Summary


The MA in Ancient Egyptian Culture is an enlightening course that concentrates on ancient Egyptian history, language and material culture.

Taught by specialist international researchers, this comprehensive course benefits from our unique Egypt Centre which houses thousands of artefacts from Ancient Egypt, the largest collection of its kind in Wales.

Advanced language training is available in this MA but not compulsory. You may also focus on topics related to heritage, museum, and material culture interpretation.


You will develop excellent oral and writing skills, and learn to present your ideas in a range of formats. Strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills will all boost your employment prospects.

Graduates from this course enter a range of sectors including education, marketing, government, research and events management.

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.

Different course options

Full time | Singleton Park Campus | 1 year | 28-SEP-20

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Full time


1 year

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Egyptology is by nature a multi-disciplinary subject incorporating the fields of philology, art history, and scientific archaeology. However, while the opportunity to combine different types of approaches and datasets to examine the past is exciting, mastering the research and analysis of widely varying types of primary sources is a challenge. This module will provide students with the opportunity to develop state of the art research skills in each of the major sub-disciplines of Egyptology and introduce them to key research methodologies for each area. Through a mixture of formal lectures, seminars and in-class practical tasks, students should become competent in techniques that will allow them to conduct independent research of a high calibre.
Ancient Egyptian Culture

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Entry requirements

The typical entry requirement is a first degree in a relevant discipline, normally an upper second (2.1) or above or equivalent.

University information

Located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to the city centre, as well as to the beaches of the spectacular Gower Peninsula. Swansea has recently been named University of the Year by students at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, where it was also runner-up in the Postgraduate category. It’s also recognised as a UK top 30 research institution (Research Excellence Framework 2014). The...more

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