VQ14 BA Ancient History and Egyptology
This three-year specialist degree is taught jointly between the History Department and the Institute of Archaeology. It enables students to study the history, culture and language of ancient Egypt in the wider framework of the history of the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern world from the early third millennium to the end of the first millennium BC. The programme invites you to approach Egypt in three distinct ways: as an historian, as an archaeologist (through its material culture) and as a philologist (through its language).
Students take four course units per year; 12 course units in total. Both the History Department and the Institute of Archaeology's courses are structured as either half-year (worth 0.5 units) or full-year (worth 1 unit). All four units taken in the first year of the VQ14 degree are compulsory but, from the second year onwards, the programme structure is more flexible. In the final-year, all VQ14 students write a dissertation on an aspect of Ancient History and/or Egyptology.
All VQ14 students learn the Egyptian language and hieroglyphic script, and the history of the peoples living on the banks of the Nile, the Euphrates and the Tigris, as well as their neighbours in Nubia, Anatolia and Iran. When choosing their optional courses in the second- and third-years of the VQ14 degree, students can focus on languages, ancient history and/or archaeology. A wide selection of options is available in all disciplines and the range of ancient languages is unrivalled anywhere in the UK, thanks to co-operation with other UCL departments and UoL colleges. Students can, for example, learn Ancient Hebrew in the Department of Hebrew & Jewish Studies at UCL or Akkadian, Sumerian or Hittite at the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS).
All compulsory components of the degree are highlighted in bold.
HIST1006 Writing History
HIST6101 The Near East to 1200BC: The Earliest States (1 unit) OR HIST6102 The Near East, 1200-336BC (1 unit)
ARCL2012 Archaeology of Ancient Egypt
HIST2900 Research Seminar (0.5 unit)
The Near East to 1200BC: The Earliest States (1 unit) OR HIST6102 The Near East, 1200-336BC
ARCL3100 Late Egyptian Language and Texts (0.5 unit)
Dissertation of 10,000 words in Egyptology and/or Ancient History
Coptic Language and Culture
A further 1 unit chosen from UCL History, or another department at UCL, or another college of UoL
Ancient History Special Subject
Two half-year Ancient History
Approved advanced options in Archaeology or School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
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