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MA in Archaeology of Egypt and the Near East

MA Egypt Near East Bar

Co-ordinator: Mark Altaweel

UCL is a world-leading centre for research and teaching in the archaeology of Egypt and the Near East. Our faculty includes over twenty researchers with regional expertise in these areas, including both prehistory and the historical periods, as well as instruction in relevant ancient languages and scripts. We have a long and distinguished history of research throughout the Middle East and North-East Africa, and lead the way in developing new theoretical perspectives on the archaeology of these regions.

UCL’s wide range of archaeological expertise provides a unique opportunity to study Egypt and the Near East in a truly comparative context, and for students to develop a program and research dissertation tailored to individual interests. These may include the application of new skills in archaeological science, exploring new theoretical perspectives, or the significance of archaeology for the wider cultural heritage of these regions.

Your instructors on this degree will be world-class scholars whose research is at the cutting edge of their disciplines. Students will also profit from the first class institutions located at walking distance from the Institute of Archaeology, including the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, the British Museum, and the Egypt Exploration Society, and from the Institute’s own collections, including the Petrie Palestinian Collection.

The program is ideally suited to students seeking to combine advanced study of Egyptian and/or Near Eastern archaeology with new technical and interpretative skills. Previous UCL graduates in these areas have regularly gone on to doctoral research, or found employment in related areas, the public sector, and the wider economy.

Egyptian and Near Eastern Archaeology at UCL are embedded in the vibrant research environment of the Bloomsbury Campus, in the centre of one of the most exciting cities of the world. With its international staff and student body, the Institute of Archaeology is well known for its welcoming atmosphere, challenging intellectual climate, and supportive feedback structure. It is regularly rated top among UK archaeology departments for student experience.


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