Isobel Jackson Scibona, Egyptology and Classical Civilisations
I have chosen to study Egyptology and Classical Civilisation at Swansea University for a number of reasons. What struck me first about the department was the accessibility of the lecturers and the support offered by them to build upon your chosen degree. Whether it is essay support or extra-curricular opportunities, the department is always ready to help you achieve your aims. This is also made possible by having smaller classes for each module, making you feel like a valued member of the student body rather than just another number. This is definitely something to celebrate!
The modules offer a variety of academic perspectives that make sure that there is something for everyone. I chose to study ‘Middle Egyptian Language for Archaeology’ as my optional choice in my first semester and then ‘Rome: Village to Empire’ so that I get to explore multiple aspects of my degree from historical to lingual.
The course is kept interesting by the lectures, always making sure that you’re intellectually challenged by the content but never lost. This is supported by some amazing opportunities offered by the department such as the chance to study abroad as well as be involved in unique projects alongside other students and lecturers, which has made this particular course all the more interesting as well as gaining valuable experiences.
I cannot recommend the department enough and I am so glad that I have decided to spend the three years of my degree here!