Study Egyptology

Study Egyptology

Macquarie University offers a diverse undergraduate and postgraduate (coursework and research) program in Egyptology.


Undergraduate Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts
    The study program for the degree of Bachelor of Arts consists of three years full-time (or the equivalent part-time). Students of Ancient History may choose Ancient History units for their coherent study program or choose Ancient History units as elective options.
  • Bachelor of Ancient History (Honours)
    The study program for the Honours degree of Bachelor of Ancient History consists of four years full-time (or the equivalent part-time). Students will need to achieve a higher UAI to qualify for admission to this program. Students for this degree will still need to meet the requirements such as core units, credit points and grade point average before they can proceed to the Honours year.
  • Bachelor of Arts (Diploma of Education)
    The combined program of Bachelor of Arts, Diploma of Education covers four years full-time study (or its part-time equivalent).
  • Diploma/Certificate in Ancient Languages
    The Diploma and Certificate in Ancient Languages are 'stand alone' awards, for students who wish to study ancient languages without necessarily completing a coherent study program in Ancient History, or who wish to extend their studies during or after completion of their BA degree.
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Ancient History
    The BA (Hons) program in Ancient History is a one-year program (or two years part-time) entered upon after completion of the BA or BA/DipEd program. A seminar from Modern History may be included by arrangement. All students complete a unit in historiography and two seminar unit, and write a 20,000-word thesis. Normally for a thesis in Ancient History, the student is expected to have completed an appropriate ancient language unit (Greek, Latin, Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Coptic, Akkadian or Classical Hebrew) from the Undergraduate Schedule.

Postgraduate Coursework

  • Master of Arts in Ancient History
    This program provides a concentrated study in Ancient History in several areas of special interest, e.g. archaeology, biblical studies, Greek and Roman history, and includes the opportunity for training in the use of documentary evidence for the study of the ancient world. The course may be completed by either coursework units or, exceptionally, coursework and minor research project.
  • Master of Arts in Egyptology
    The program provides concentrated study in Egyptology including technical and research training for those without prior qualifications in Egyptology who may wish to qualify for entry to a research degree in Egyptology.
  • Master of Arts in Coptic Studies
    This program provides concentrated study in Coptic Studies, including technical and research training, for those without prior qualifications in this area who may wish to qualify for entry to a research degree in the subject.
  • Master of Arts in Ancient Art and Architecture
    The degree will introduce students to the art and architecture of the ancient world. The program will focus upon the visual record of the ancient Egyptians, Copts, Greece and Rome, Christian and Byzantine and also include units offered through Museum Studies to introduce students to practical issues associated with the curatorship of cultural objects. No language component included.
  • Master of Arts in Late Antiquity
    The MA in Late Antiquity provides students with a unique speciality in an exciting area of study in ancient history. It provides a focussed methodological approach to understanding the transition from the classical world to the medieval and Byzantine worlds which in turn form the basis for the emergence of modern Europe and western society. Students undertaking the degree will be encouraged to consider further study in the area of Late antiquity.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Ancient History
    The Diploma will provide a concentrated study in Ancient History in several areas of specialisation including archaeology, biblical studies, Coptic Studies, Egyptian, Greek and Roman history. It will also provide the opportunity for technical training in the use of documentary evidence for the study of the ancient world.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Ancient History
    The Certificate will provide a concentrated study in Ancient History in several areas of specialisation including archaeology, biblical studies, Coptic Studies, Egyptian, Greek and Roman history. It will also provide the opportunity for technical training in the use of documentary evidence for the study of the ancient world.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Coptic Studies
    The Certificate will provide a concentrated study in Coptic Studies It will also provide the opportunity for technical training in the use of documentary evidence for the study of the field. It is particularly designed for professional development and personal interest.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Archaeology
    The postgraduate Certificate of Archaeology will provide a concentrated study in Egyptian archaeology for those without prior qualifications in this area.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Research Preparation
    Many students complete a coursework degree without including a dissertation, and subsequently wish to undertake a Higher Degree by Research. This course is designed to allow students to upgrade their qualifications so that they will be eligible to apply for admission to HDR candidature in the Division of Humanities.

Postgraduate Research Studies

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