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Egyptology and Classical Civilisation with a Year Abroad BA (Hons)

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

An Egyptology and Classical Civilisation degree enables you to combine a deep exploration of Egyptian art, history and civilisation, with a learning of Greek and Roman mythology and society which remains influential today. 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 Classical Civilisation 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 Greek mythology and ancient philosophy. 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 special interest history modules and advanced language 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-vq48/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.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    32nd

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University has an international reach with staff, students, partnerships and research links stretching across the globe.
Swansea University campuses are vibrant and diverse with staff and students from over 130 different countries making up the friendly community.
By studying at Swansea University, students become part of a world-class research institution with grand ambitions.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    21st out of 32 6

    26th out of 106 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    131 65%

    18th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    8th

    17
  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    131 64%

    37th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    25th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    69th

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