An MA by Research in Egyptology enables you to undertake a research project led by your own passions and interests.

Your project will take one year full-time or two years part-time. It is suitable if you want to undertake a first research degree as an isolated culmination of taught studies, or if you are considering further research in form of a PhD.

You will submit a thesis of up to 40,000 words, demonstrating original research with a significant contribution to the subject area. This is followed by an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination, or viva).

Your thesis may relate 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.

Working at an elite academic level, you will be introduced to key concepts and interpretative techniques shaping the study of Egyptology.

This programme develops research skills needed for high-level work in any field of Egyptology, and you are supported by a range of skills and training programmes available on campus.

MA(Res) Award
October, January, April, July Start
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
1 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

MA by Research - You should hold or expect to achieve a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, in a related subject or hold relevant work experience.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 6.5 in each component).

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