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MA Egyptology



What will I learn?

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.

Which department am I in?

School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Study options

Online/Distance (2 years)

Tuition fees
£5,500.00 (US$ 6,833) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

25 September 2023

Entry requirements

For international students

We normally expect students to have a First or Upper Second class honours degree or its overseas equivalent, with experience related to Egyptology. An overall grade of 7.0 in IELTS with 7.0 in writing an no skill below 6.5 is required or 100+ in the TOEFL iBT with a minimum writing score of 25 and no skill below 22.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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