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Study mode

Part time

Duration

24 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Egyptology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course description

Our MA in Egyptology is an innovative and cutting-edge course taught entirely online on a part-time basis over two years.

You will look in-depth at specific aspects of ancient Egyptian society and culture, and study the development of the field of Egyptology itself.

Our compulsory units will provide you with a well-rounded knowledge base of ancient Egyptian art, history, archaeology and texts.

Through our optional units, you will be able to tailor part of the course to your personal interests. Topics include Gender and Identity in Pharaonic Egypt, the Amarna Period and Middle Egyptian Hieroglyphs.

You will have the opportunity to learn applicable skills such as how to organise museum exhibits, how to apply successfully for research funding and how to publish articles and books at various levels, enabling you to prepare for a career in Egyptology and the heritage sector, or for doctoral study.

The online nature of the course means that you will not be required to physically attend the Manchester campus at any point during your studies. You can study from home, and this will enable you to adapt your study to existing job or personal commitments.

Teaching and learning

This course is delivered entirely online through weekly recorded lectures and interactive discussion boards, which encourage discussion between the course tutors and students.

We use innovative technologies to ensure that your distance learning experience closely mirrors that of our on-campus students.

Coursework and assessment

Your progress will be assessed entirely through coursework, plus the final dissertation.

Career opportunities

This non-vocational master's degree develops a wealth of transferable skills, and will enable you to exploit a number of career opportunities.

The course is designed to prepare you for a career in Egyptology and the heritage sector, or for doctoral study.

Modules

This 15-credit module is a compulsory part of the part-time online masters in Egyptian Archaeology and will be taught during the first semester of the first year. The module aims to equip the students with a fundamental knowledge of ancient Egyptian history, society and culture. Through eleven lectures and eleven seminar discussions on the Blackboard? discussion boards the module will present a series of social and cultural aspects of Pharaonic civilisation. The module will focus on equipping the students to engage critically with primary data (archaeological, textual and iconographic) and highlight the specific range of biases and issues in the Egyptian source material.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Fee for 2019/20 entry is £4,750 per year. There will be a slight increase in 2020/21 entry.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Fee for 2019/20 entry is £4,750 per year. There will be a slight increase in 2020/21 entry.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

We normally expect students to have a First or Upper Second class honours degree or its overseas equivalent, with experience related to Egyptology.