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.
A number of research groups also offer focus and community for staff and postgraduates:
• Interpreting Egypt’s Past in Wales and the World (InEPWW)
• The Centre for Research into Gender and Culture in Society (GENCAS)
A unique and valuable resource is our Egypt Centre, adjacent to the College of Arts and Humanities on the Park Campus.
You will develop and hone research skills needed for high-level work in any field of Egyptology, while skills and training programmes available on campus provide further support. You will have the opportunity to deliver presentations to research students and staff at departmental seminars, and at the College of Arts and Humanities Postgraduate conference.