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The degree is structured around a theoretical object-led core-course based at the Petrie Museum, includes another core course on archaeological theory, as well as a range of course options and a dissertation. More detail on each of these components is offered below.
Core Courses - All students must take the following core courses:
- Themes, Thought and Theory in World Archaeology: Foundations (ARCLG193, 15 credits, 11 weeks)
- Egyptian Archaeology: an Object-Based Theoretical Approach (ARCLG200, 30 credits, 22 weeks)
Option Courses - Students normally choose to follow further option courses up to the value of 45 credits. There is a very wide range of Masters course options available at the UCL Institute of Archaeology, but for this degree, the normal choices include:
- Egyptian Landscapes: Archaeological Perspectives (ARCLG198, 15 credits, 11 weeks)
- Society and Culture in Ancient Egypt (ARCLG226, 15 credits, 11 weeks)
Dissertation (90 credits) - All students are asked to write a dissertation of 15,000 words on a suitable research topic, with guidance from an assigned supervisor.
Examples of past projects include:
- Middle and Late Bronze Age Egyptian re-unification from the theoretical perspective of secondary state formation
- The capital city in Egyptian political ideology from the perspective of Memphis, Amarna and Thebes
- Representation of the body in New Kingdom imagery
- The Romanisation of funerary customs in Roman Egypt
- The fate of the city of Akhetaten after the end of the Amarna period