Egyptology and Ancient History covers the study of Ancient Egyptian language, literature, history and culture and studying this three-year BA joint honours degree opens up a range of exciting career possibilities by helping you to develop transferable skills, which are highly valued by employers.
You will explore Egyptian art and architecture, ancient Egyptian history and civilisation, archaeology, religion, sex and gender, Ancient and Middle Egypt; Greek and Roman history and society; warfare and empire; and learn a Greek, Latin or Egyptian language.
Egyptology and Ancient History at Swansea is ranked number one in the UK for student satisfaction (NSS, Complete University Guide 2018) and you will have the option of spending a semester abroad during the second year in either the USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong or Singapore to enhance your student experience and career prospects.
WHY EGYPTOLOGY AND ANCIENT HISTORY AT SWANSEA?
Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, Egyptology and Ancient History at Swansea:
- Is ranked top-20 for student experience (Times and Sunday Times 2018).
- Achieved an overall satisfaction rating of 95% (National Student Survey, 2017) and is ranked Top-10 for Research Quality (The Complete University Guide, 2019).
Swansea University is proud to be home to the Egypt Centre, which houses over 5,000 archaeological objects from the Wellcome Collection of Egyptian antiquities.
You can gain teaching experience by leading workshops for the South West Wales Reaching Wider Partnership to enhance your student experience and career prospects or teach beginners Hieroglyphs to members of the local community during the summer.
YOUR EGYPTOLOGY AND ANCIENT HISTORY EXPERIENCE
All Egyptology and Ancient History students work directly with artefacts in the Egypt Centre, and you can tailor your degree to suit your interests, for example, focusing on Language, Art, Religion or Archaeology.
Our interdisciplinary approach means you can make connections with a range of subject areas – from music to politics.
Teaching is informed by our world-leading research and you can attend seminars organised through our guest speaker programme.
You can enhance your knowledge and career prospects and take the Egyptian Collection Practicum module, a four-week session providing practical experience for students on site and have the option of studying a Dissertation or a Museum project at the University’s Egypt Centre.
You will have an academic mentor for any pastoral and academic support you may need, and the Society of Ancient Studies organises social and cultural events.
EGYPTOLOGY AND ANCIENT HISTORY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
95% of our Egyptology graduates are in work and/or further study six months after graduation (DLHE 2015) and 94% of Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology graduates are employed within six months after graduating (DLHE 2015).
Students on this course typically develop excellent oral and writing skills and you will learn to present your ideas in a range of formats, along with strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Our graduates enter careers in a wide range of sectors including:
- Museum and heritage
- Media and public relations
- Public services