251–300 th
World University Rankings 2021
76-100 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, United Kingdom

Egyptology and Ancient History - Swansea University

An Egyptology and Ancient History degree enables you to combine a deep exploration of Egyptian art, history and civilisation, with wider ancient Greek and Roman civilisations. Your studies will be enriched by Swansea’s award-winning Egypt Centre, which contains a museum of over 4500 Egyptian antiquities. Our three-year BA Egyptology and Ancient History degree helps to provide graduates with a wealth of inspiring career opportunities thanks to numerous transferable skills which are highly valued by employers. Egyptology is ranked in the Top-20 for student experience (Times and Sunday Times 2018). Some 94% of graduates employed or in further study 6 months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from HE survey 2015) and 70% of our students achieved a 1st class or 2.1 honours degree in 2017/18. Your early studies will focus on ancient Egyptian history, civilisation and language, alongside the political, social and cultural history of the Greek and Roman world. An extensive range of first year modules gives you scope to learn, discover and refine your interests. The Egyptian Collection Practicum module offers a unique a four-week period of practical experience on site, involving an optional dissertation or museum project at the University’s Egypt Centre. Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, you will have the freedom to tailor your degree according to your specialist interests as you progress. The second year gives you a chance to study abroad for a semester in the USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong or Singapore. Later studies are shaped by advanced language modules and special interest modules. Opportunities are also available to teach beginners Hieroglyphs to members of the local community, teach Latin to school children and lead workshops for the South West Wales Reaching Wider Partnership. Students typically develop oral and writing skills through presenting ideas in different formats, supported by strong research and analysis. Assessment includes essay, coursework and examination, presentations and a dissertation. Teaching is informed by a vibrant and supportive research environment that unites academics, postgraduates and visiting scholars around shared subject matter. Graduates have progressed to careers in sectors such as education, heritage, business, media, politics and humanitarian services. Employers have included Mercedes Benz, English Heritage and St Fagans National History Museum. Please visit our course page for more information: swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/artsandhumanities/classics-ancient-history-and-egyptology/ba-egyahist-vv41/ **We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.**