Egyptology with Foundation Year covers the study of Ancient Egyptian language, literature, history and culture and studying this four-year BA degree opens up a range of exciting career possibilities by helping you to develop transferable skills, which are highly valued by employers.
The foundation year gives you an exciting introduction to higher education, exploring the humanities and social sciences before progressing to the full degree programme. It’s ideal if you need a little more support after further education or if you are returning to education after a gap.
You will explore Egyptian art and architecture, Ancient Egyptian history and civilisation, archaeology, religion, sex and gender, Ancient and Middle Egypt and learn Egyptian language.
Egyptology with Foundation Year at Swansea is ranked number one in the UK for student satisfaction (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 WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR AT SWANSEA?
Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula.
- Egyptology at Swansea is ranked top-20 for student experience (Times and Sunday Times, 2018).
- 100% graduates from Swansea University are satisfied with the quality of their course (National Student Survey, 2018).
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 WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR EXPERIENCE
All Egyptology 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 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 WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR 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