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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Liverpool

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Overview

Egyptological research at Liverpool covers an almost complete range of the topics studied within the discipline of Egyptology including the material culture, language, literature and documentary texts, and the social history and archaeology of ancient Egypt.

The Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology is internationally reputed for its world-class interdisciplinary research in diverse fields ranging from the origins of humanity and Old World prehistory to the cultures, languages and texts of the late antiquity and the archaeology of the historical periods.

Egyptological research at Liverpool covers an almost complete range of the topics studied within the discipline of Egyptology. Our publications on the material culture, language, literature and documentary texts, and the social history and archaeology of ancient Egypt are at the forefront of research in these fields, bringing to the department a regular stream of UK and overseas researchers. Liverpool Egyptology graduates hold academic and museum posts worldwide.

With 42 academic & research staff and over 60 postgraduate researchers ACE forms one of the largest hubs for the academic study of the human past in the UK.

Research themes

Our research themes are:

Fieldwork and material culture studies: Excavation, finds processing and landscape studies including relations with the desert margins – Ancient Egyptian technology – Museum-based studies – The architecture of tombs and temples – The epigraphic recording of the texts and pictures on tomb walls and ancient quarries
Textual sources & studies: Primary editions and translations of hieroglyphic, cursive hieratic texts or Coptic texts – The nature and use of Egyptian literature: literary criticism, authorship and audience, transmission and the performance of Egyptian literature, ritual and theology, the study of documentary texts as sources of law, administration and social history – Formal linguistic research into the grammar and structure of the ancient language, its writing systems, and the 3,000-year history of the language
Integration of material, pictorial and textual sources: The ritual landscape of Egypt – The social, cultural and political history of the Ramesside Period – The Old Kingdom and early Egyptian religion and society – Social History and Economic History – Social Anthropology and Ethnography of Pharaonic Egypt.

We particularly welcome research proposals that match those of our researchers including the collection, analysis and interpretation of primary source materials, the excavation and recording of archaeological sites, the study of all categories of material culture, the study of the ancient Egyptian language and its texts (hieroglyphic, cursive hieratic texts or Coptic) and the recreation of ancient Egyptian society in all its aspects. We also welcome interdisciplinary projects focusing on relations between Egypt and the Near East, and Graeco-Roman Egypt.

Tuition fees

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£ 23,650per year

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University information

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University of Liverpool

  • University League Table

    33rd

  • Campus address

    University of Liverpool, The Foundation Building, 765 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZX, England

Renowned for excellent teaching that relates to the professions including medicine, dentistry, business, law, architecture and engineering.
Internationally recognised themes: personalised health, infectious disease, advanced materials, digital, heritage, and starting well, living well, ageing well.
Extensive support network in place for International students. Students can take advantage of a meet and greet service and ‘Hello International!’ welcome.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 32 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    148 74%

    8th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    16th

    8

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