Due to the impact of COVID-19 we're changing how the course is delivered
The MA in Egyptology is designed for graduates in Egyptology related disciplines, who want to deepen their knowledge of Egyptian language and/or material culture.
It provides intensive preparation for research and offers you training in fields such as analytical and generic problem solving: skills that any employer will value.
The core component of the taught programme is the development of skills and practices necessary in the pursuit of scholarly research in the discipline. Our one-year curriculum puts emphasis on the integration of the taught modules (such as language, research practices, material culture, social history, landscape archaeology) with individual research projects (dissertation).
Tuition is carried mainly through weekly seminars and presentations, assisted by short lectures providing the framework knowledge needed to engage with the analysis of the material. Our MA students are also encouraged to take full advantage of the range of classes offered in the department, and to sit on available modules dispensing breadth and depth of knowledge in the areas of study relevant to their research interest.
The taught component of the programme is carried alongside and contributes directly to the shaping and advancement of the students’ individual research project (dissertation) to be completed by the end of the year (September).
For any enquiries please contact Roland Enmarch.
Case Study: Daniela Martins
"Studying Egyptology at the University of Liverpool has been an exciting, challenging and a valuable experience for me. This is what I always wanted to study since I was 12 years old, and this is the opportunity that I never had before."
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Why Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology?
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology has academic staff who are actively engaged in research ranging from early prehistory through to late antiquity.
Here are some of our specialisms:-
- Ancient near east
- Cultural evolution
- Early technologies
- Egyptian material and archaeological culture
- Egyptian written culture
- Evolutionary theory
- Graeco-Roman civilisation
- Human osteology
- Palaeolithic archaeology
- Palaeoclimatic change
- Research skills
- Upper Palaeolithic art
Fieldwork is an important part of research in archaeology and we have projects based internationally, in Egypt, Greece, Bulgaria, Jordan, Turkey, Italy, Zambia, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Africa, as well as in the British Isles.
Taught master's programmes
We offer a unique breadth of taught master's degrees in Classics and Ancient History, Archaeology (MA or MSc), Human Evolution, Classics and Egyptology.
You can configure a wide choice of modules to suit your interests and requirements and there are opportunities to learn different approaches and techniques, as well as ancient languages such as Greek, Latin, Akkadian, Sumerian, Egyptian and Coptic.
All of our master’s degrees provide intensive training to prepare you for doctoral research and employment.
The Ancient World and Archaeology has been studied at Liverpool since the 1880s, so we've had plenty of time to build up an enviable library and a fantastic museum.
The Garstang Museum, which is in the ACE building, has outstanding archaeological collections, along with extensive laboratory facilities for conservation, lithics, geomagnetism, stable isotope, trace elements, finds processing and sample preparation.
We also have a GIS suite with facilities for archaeological drawing and offer 24-hour access for taught students to a dedicated Student Resource Centre, complete with PCs, personal lockers, desk space, wi-fi and a networked printer.