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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Egyptology Middle East: History

Course type

Research

Course Summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

A PhD or MPhil in Egyptology enables you to undertake a substantial research project led by your own passions and interests.

The PhD takes three years full-time or six years part-time, and the MPhil takes two years full-time or four years part-time.

You submit a thesis of up to 100,000 words for PhD assessment and 60,000 words for MPhil assessment, demonstrating original research with a significant contribution to Egyptology. This is followed by an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination, or viva).

Working at an elite academic level, you will conduct original research related to ancient Egyptian history, archaeology, religion, languages encompassing all stages of Egyptian language including demotic and hieroglyphic Graeco-Roman temple texts, literature, and culture, including the Ptolemaic and Roman periods.

A number of research groups also offer focus and community for staff and postgraduates:

• Interpreting Egypt’s Past in Wales and the World (InEPWW)
• The Centre for Research into Gender and Culture in Society (GENCAS)

A unique and valuable resource is our Egypt Centre, adjacent to the College of Arts and Humanities on the Park Campus.

You will develop and hone research skills needed for high-level work in any field of Egyptology, while skills and training programmes available on campus provide further support. You will have the opportunity to deliver presentations to research students and staff at departmental seminars, and at the College of Arts and Humanities Postgraduate conference.

You may also have the chance to teach undergraduate tutorials and seminars from the second year, for which you receive training and payment. Financial support is also provided (subject to approval) for attending conferences or conducting research away from Swansea.

Programme Summary

This PhD in Egyptology at Swansea will enable you to undertake a substantial project led by your own interests. It is a highly respected qualification which can present a career in academia or a wider scope for employment in fields such as education, government or the private sector. A thesis of 100,000 words will be submitted for assessment demonstrating original research with a substantive contribution to the subject area. The PhD is examined following an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination or viva voce). You will acquire research skills for high-level work and skills and training programmes are available on campus for further support. There will be an opportunity to deliver presentations to research students and staff at departmental seminars and conferences. There may also be opportunities to develop your teaching skills through undergraduate tutorials, demonstrations and seminars.

Programme Aims

This PhD programme will provide doctoral researchers with:

  1. The opportunity to conduct high quality postgraduate research in a world leading research environment.
  2. Key skills needed to undertake advanced academic and non-academic research including qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  3. Advanced critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and independent judgement.

Assessment

Doctoral researchers for the PhD in Egyptology are examined in two parts.

The first part is a thesis which is an original body of work representing the methods and results of the research project. The maximum word limit is 100,000 for the main text. The word limit does not include appendices (if any), essential footnotes, introductory parts and statements or the bibliography and index.

Different course options

Full time | Singleton Park, Swansea | 3 years | 01-OCT-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

01-OCT-20

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,407

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,550

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You should hold a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, and you should hold or expect to achieve a postgraduate Master’s degree with overall grade of Merit in a related subject.

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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