PhD Egyptology / Overview
Year of entry: 2021
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- Degree awarded
- Doctor of Philosophy
- 3 years [Full-time], 6 years [Part-time]
- Entry requirements
- A Bachelors (Honours) degree at 2:1 level or above (or its international equivalent) in a related subject; and
- A UK Master's degree with an overall average of 65% or higher, with a minimum of 65% in the dissertation and with no mark below 55% (or its international equivalent) in a related subject.
- Any strong relevant professional experience will be considered on a case by case basis.
- How to apply
- Apply online
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Our PhD Egyptology programme offers you the chance to make a genuine scholarly contribution to the field through your thesis. You may undertake your PhD either full-time or part-time.
Egyptology at Manchester has a long history dating back to the late 19th century, and we have a broad range of world-class resources which you can use as part of your research programme, including the following.
- The Manchester Museum Ancient Egypt and Sudan Collection : Numbering more than 18,000 artefacts from Egypt and Sudan, ranging from the Neolithic to the Islamic Period, the museum offers students access to a large and well-provenanced collection of research materials.
- The John Rylands Library : The Library holds an enviable collection of ancient texts, including hieratic, demotic and Coptic papyri, which can also be made available to researchers.
Egyptological research at Manchester is characterised by several themes:
- the role of women in ancient Egypt;
- new Kingdom and Late Period material culture;
- ancient Egyptian ceramics and ceramic analysis;
- Amarna Period royal ideology;
- the reception of ancient Egypt from the Medieval Period to modern times.
Egyptology is part of the Department of Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology and Egyptology and, as such, our doctoral students will be able to participate in a vibrant academic environment and engage with specialists across a wide range of disciplines. For a comprehensive list of our research interests, please click here
Papyrological research is also conducted within Ancient History, and projects focused on the papyrus resources located in the Manchester Museum and the John Rylands Library would be welcomed.
At the end of your time at Manchester, you will produce and submit an 80,000 word thesis and defend it in an oral examination (a viva).
Find out what it's like to study at Manchester by visiting us on one of our open days .
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2021, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK students (per annum): £4,500
International, including EU, students (per annum): £19,500
UK students (per annum): £2,250
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.
The School offers a limited number of bursaries and studentships on a competitive basis, details of which can be found below or on the Funding opportunities page.
Please note that while we do not have closing dates for programme applications, all funding competitions have a specified deadline for submitting the funding application form and a separate (earlier) deadline for submitting the online programme application form, both of which will be stated in the funding competition details.
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- Contact name
- Rachel Corbishley
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