Taught course


University of Cambridge · Division of Archaeology

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High II.i Honours Degree or its international equivalent. Applications for the MPhil in Egyptology are considered as they are received on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply early as programmes have a limited number of places each year.

Months of entry


Course content

This MPhil is appropriate for students who are prepared for graduate work and who wish to undertake research in Egyptology, but who need further training in either the language(s) or the archaeology of the region. The student may choose either an archaeological or a linguistic emphasis. All MPhil students in the Division of Archaeology take a Research Skills module and write a dissertation (maximum 15,000 words). In addition, students taking the MPhil in Egyptology select three taught modules, chosen in consultation with the supervisor.

Modules on offer include: Introduction to Egyptian Language; Advanced Egyptian Language; Coptic; Demotic; Landscapes, Built Environment, and Material Culture of Ancient Egypt; Historical Archaeology of Ancient Egypt I; Historical Archaeology of Ancient Egypt II; Topics in Egyptology; or any other MPhil module offered in the Division of Archaeology (with consent of the module's instructor and the MPhil in Egyptology Coordinator).

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Qualification and course duration


full time
11 months

Course contact details

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