UGCert Egyptology / Overview

Year of entry: 2024

Degree awarded
Undergraduate Certificate (UGCert)
3 years

Full entry requirements

How to apply


At the start of the application form (link below), please ensure that you:

  • Select Academic Year 2024/5.
  • Include the two following questions in the form's personal statement section (no more than 200 words for each answer):
  1. Why does Egyptology interest you?
  2. When you watch television programmes, consult the internet, read books or encounter new theories about Ancient Egypt you have to make judgements about the information presented.  How do you decide what to believe?


Applications for this course close on 13th September, 2024. Only applications with the above information included in the personal statement will be considered.

Course overview

  • Gain a general knowledge of the history and civilisation of ancient Egypt from circa 3100 BCE to the Arab Conquest. 
  • Find out how to use source materials in libraries and museum collections and translate simple hieroglyphic texts. 
  • Learn from internationally recognised scholars Dr Joyce Tyldesley and Dr Nicky Nielsen, who lead the programme.  
  • All course content is delivered online, so you can study from anywhere in the world.


Tuition fees for home students commencing their studies in September 2024 will be 2600 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be 2600 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

As a non degree-level course, this course is not on the University's list of validated courses for the purposes of Student Finance England. Students are therefore not able to secure funding from Student Finance England for their studies on this course.

Additional expenses

There are no compulsory books to buy. All compulsory texts will be made available to you as part of the course at no extra cost. There is a suggested reading list which will be made available to you when you start the course. We do not expect you to read everything on this list, but you will benefit from reading as many of the suggested texts as you are able.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

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