The programme is made up of six taught modules and a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic of your choice.
You will study a total of three core modules.
Research and Scholarship in Classics and Ancient History
This module ensures that students across the range of sub-disciplines in Classics and Ancient History acquire the necessary generic and specific skills needed for further research. These will include advanced bibliographic skills, familiarity with theoretical and critical approaches and schools of thought, technical skills such as techniques of epigraphy or numismatics where appropriate. Delivery will take place in seminar formats, with sub-disciplines offering different break-out sessions as needed.
Assessment: Two written assignments and a 10-minute presentation
You will also take two core language modules, at least one of which should be Egyptian, from a range which includes:
You will also choose three optional modules, at least two of which should relate to the Egyptology pathway. Options available typically include:
- Egyptian Culture in Context
- Herodotus and Ancient Worlds
- Funerary Archaeology
- Numismatics for Research and in Museums
- Towns, Tombs and Temples
For more information, see our Classics and Ancient History postgraduate modules.
In addition to your taught modules, you will conduct a piece of independent research with the support of a supervisor, culminating in a 15,000-word dissertation.
Modules are typically assessed by written assignment, exam or presentation, or a combination of these methods.
Please note that the optional module information listed on the website for this programme is intended to be indicative, and the availability of optional modules may vary from year to year. Where a module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you to make other choices.