• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The foundation year gives you an exciting introduction to higher education, exploring the humanities and social sciences before progressing to the full degree programme. It’s ideal if you need a little more support after further education or if you are returning to education after a gap.

You will explore Egyptian art and architecture, Ancient Egyptian history and civilisation, archaeology, religion, sex and gender, Ancient and Middle Egypt and learn Egyptian language.

Egyptology with Foundation Year at Swansea is ranked number one in the UK for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2018) and you will have the option of spending a semester abroad during the second year in either the USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong or Singapore to enhance your student experience and career prospects.

All Egyptology students work directly with artefacts in the Egypt Centre, and you can tailor your degree  to suit your interests, for example, focusing on Language, Art, Religion or Archaeology.

Careers

Students on this Egyptology with a Foundation Year (Hons) programme from Swansea University typically develop excellent oral and writing skills and you will learn to present your ideas in a range of formats, along with strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Our graduates enter careers in a wide range of sectors including:

  • Education
  • Archives
  • Museum and heritage
  • Business
  • Media and public relations
  • Public services

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ancient Egyptian History, Society and Culture
  • Greek History and Society
  • Myths and Symbols of Ancient Egypt
  • Rome from Village to Empire: Roman History
  • The art of ancient Egypt: continuity and change
  • Middle Egyptian Texts
  • Ancient Egyptian Religious Beliefs and Practices

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Our standard entry requirement is CDD-DDD at A-level or equivalent.We require a minimum of 5 passes at Grade A*-C, including Welsh/English Language. Entry requirements are flexible and all offers are made following a review of the application form, predicted/achieved grades and subjects, the reference and personal statement.
  • The course is also a widening access programme and developed to support those who may not have been able to otherwise gain access to HE.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19700 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Swansea

  • 727 - 1380 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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