Course Overview

The PhD is a research degrees pursued over three years full-time or six years part-time. Students undertake original research on a particular topic related to the history, archaeology, religion, languages (all stages of the ancient Egyptian language, including Demotic and the hieroglyphic Graeco-Roman temple texts), literature, and culture of ancient Egypt, including the Ptolemaic and Roman periods.

The MPhil is a research degree pursued over two years full-time or four years part-time. Students undertake original research on a particular topic related to the history, archaeology, religion, languages (all stages of the ancient Egyptian language, including Demotic and the hieroglyphic Graeco-Roman temple texts), literature, and culture of ancient Egypt, including the Ptolemaic and Roman periods.

Key Features

Students enrolled on the PhD in Egyptology study a topic of their own devising and complete an independent, original research thesis of 100,000 words on an Egyptological topic (see course overview).  

Students enrolled on the MPhil in Egyptology study a topic of their own devising and complete an independent, original research thesis of 60,000 words on an Egyptological topic (see course overview).

Students are encouraged to develop a methodological awareness and are introduced to key concepts and interpretative techniques that shape the study of ancient Egypt. This programme develops research skills needed for high-level work in any field of Egyptology. An invaluable, unique resource is the Egypt Centre located adjacent to the College of Arts and Humanities on the Park Campus (http://www.egypt.swan.ac.uk/).

The research of our staff (http://www.swansea.ac.uk/artsandhumanities/hc/staff/) and postgraduates is integral to the life of the Department of History and Classics, and it means that Swansea is a dynamic, exciting, and stimulating place to study. History and Classics is part of the Research Institute for the Arts and Humanities (RIAH: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/riah/), which organises a large number of seminars, conferences, and other research activities. Students have access to skills and training programmes offered by the College of Arts and Humanities and the University.

Description

A PhD degree is ideal for those who would like to pursue original research over an extended period. Research proposals are invited on any topic for which staff can provide supervision (http://www.swansea.ac.uk/artsandhumanities/hc/staff/).

An MPhil degree is ideal for those who would like to pursue original research over an extended period. Research proposals are invited on any topic for which staff can provide supervision (http://www.swansea.ac.uk/artsandhumanities/hc/staff/).  

For informal enquiries, please contact:  Professor Mark Humphries (m.humphries@swansea.ac.uk).

Entry Requirements

MPhil - You should hold or expect to achieve a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1), or equivalent, in a related subject. If you hold a qualification from a non-UK institution please see our academic entry requirements for International qualifications (non-EU) and EU qualifications (non UK).

PhD - 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 in a related subject. If you hold a qualification from a non-UK institution please see our academic entry requirements for International qualifications (non-EU) and EU qualifications (non UK).

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 5.5 in each component). A full list of acceptable English Language tests can be found at: www.swansea.ac.uk/english-tests

How To Apply

Apply online and track your application status at www.swansea.ac.uk/applyonline.

You may enrol in September, January, April or July.

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International
Ph.D. Full-time £4,120 £13,300

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

Note: The UK/EU fee is indicative pending confirmation from RCUK.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

There are no mandatory additional costs specified for this course.

Assessment

PhD:  A thesis of no more than 100,000 words is submitted, which demonstrates original research that contributes significantly to the subject area. This is followed by an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination, or viva).

MPhil:  A thesis of no more than 60,000 words is submitted, which demonstrates original research that contributes significantly to the subject area. This is followed by an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination, or viva). 

 

The College of Arts and Humanities has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information above is accurate and up-to-date when published but can accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions. Please note that this page should always be read in conjunction with University regulations governing research degrees http://www.swansea.ac.uk/registry/academicguide/ .