Egyptology BA (Hons)

Key information


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If you’re considering this subject as a combined (joint) degree, please refer to our information about combining degrees for details about entry requirements.

Entry Requirements

In each year of this degree you will take two Egyptological modules. The material culture pathway begins by acquainting you with the archaeology and history of Ancient Egypt, and through the second and third years, you continue to study facets of ancient Egyptian culture through its material remains (social organisation, funerary culture, and religious thought). The language pathway introduces you to the classical phase of the Egyptian language in the first year (‘Middle Egyptian’), and over the following two years you consolidate and build on that knowledge through exposure to a variety of texts (from documents to fine literature). On completion, you will have a solid grasp of key aspects of Ancient Egyptian language and culture, and will be able to relate your studies of this particular culture to your broader studies.

A level requirementsBBB (this is the typical entry requirement) for this course.
BTEC Level 3 National Extended DiplomaBTEC applications are encouraged. We evaluate each BTEC application on its merits.
International Baccalaureate30 points, with no score less than 4
Irish Leaving CertificateH2, H2, H2, H3, H3, H3
Scottish Higher/Advanced HigherBBB in Advanced Highers, combinations of Advanced Highers and Scottish Highers are welcome
Welsh Baccalaureate AdvancedAccepted including BB at A level.
Access30 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 15 Level 3 credits at Merit in a Humanities/Social Science based Access Diploma
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Extended Project QualificationApplicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. This will be at one A Level grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ, for example the offer would be ABB or BBB plus B in the EPQ.

Please note that Humanities and Social Sciences Honours Select programmes which have a Management, Law or Sociology component will not accept the EPQ.

Alternative entry requirements

Contextual admissions

We are committed to supporting under-represented groups to access higher education through our use of contextual data in admissions. This means that certain specified groups who may have experienced barriers to their education may be made an offer with up to a two grade reduction from our standard offer. Please note that some exceptions apply. Read the detail on our contextual admissions strategy to find out more.