Studying Egyptology #1 – where can you study in the UK?

Gemma has compiled a list of universities in the UK which offer degrees in Egyptology and/or Egyptian archaeology. If you’re thinking of studying Egyptology at degree level, this guide may help you decide which university’s degree programme would be best for you.

Check out Gemma’s blog, The Egyptiana Emporium, for more fantastic articles on ancient Egyptian history and culture.

For those of you who do not wish to study Egyptology at university but are still interested in learning Egyptian hieroglyphs, I’ve compiled a list of 10 of the best free online resources to get you started on this complex but fascinating ancient language.

The Egyptiana Emporium

This is the first in a series of posts in which I will be examining where and how you can study Egyptology. This post will focus on undergraduate degrees at universities in the United Kingdom, but future posts will cover postgraduate qualifications, European universities, studying further afield, and distance learning.

Undergraduate degrees

Although rebranded as the BA Human, Social and Political Sciences, Cambridge still offers the chance to specialise in Egyptology. In the first year, you can study modules such as Egyptian Language and Cultures of Egypt and Mesopotamia, combining these with politics, social sciences, anthropology, and archaeology. In the second year, you can tailor your degree to follow an Egyptology pathway, while still pursuing modules in the other categories.

Egyptian collections: Fitzwilliam Museum.

In a nutshell: Prestigious university, but no mention of Egyptology in your degree title.

Liverpool offers the BA Egyptology, largely focusing on the language…

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