Taught course


University of Liverpool · School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology

Entry requirements

Please see the course page on the University website for full details.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme enables graduates in Egyptology related disciplines to deepen their knowledge of Egyptian language and material culture. The MA provides intensive preparation for research and offers training in fields such as analytical and generic problem solving.The core component of the programme is the development of skills and practices necessary for 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).

Depending on the module pathways selected, the emphasis of the course is on the archaeology or language of ancient Egypt, from the Predynastic to the Coptic period.

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.


  • Knowledge and critical understanding of the nature and development of Egyptian culture
  • Knowledge of subject-specific theories and their application
  • Critical engagement with debates in the field of Egyptology
  • The chance to improve proficiency in Egyptian language (module choice dependent)
  • Become familiar with a diverse range of primary sources and secondary literature relevant to the study of Ancient Egypt
  • Professional skills in the field of Egyptology
  • The ability to write and present a dissertation in the field of Egyptology at postgraduate level.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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