Masters degrees in Physical & Biological Anthropology explore past and present human evolution, in biological and behavioural contexts. They analyse the human condition in relation to physiology, environment, variability, survival, and reproduction, and how these factors adapt over time.
Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Archaeology or Human Biology.
These programmes offer various specialisations, including anthropological linguistics, primate behaviour and ecology, human morphology, human nutritional ecology, growth and development, and more. You can develop your skills in imaging, DNA sequencing, reconstruction and data modelling, lab testing, and biological analyses.
Careers for Anthropological science postgraduates are also extremely diverse. They may range from assisting in research projects such as archaeological excavations or conservation programmes, to positions in government or private agencies, health or charitable organisations. You may even manage business in the heritage sector and tourism industries.
A Masters in this area is also excellent preparation for PhD study. You may wish to conduct further research into current global issues such as climate change and consumerism, or delve into palaeontological projects.
Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study Ancient Egyptian Culture at Swansea University - 'Welsh University of the Year 2017' (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017).
The MA in Ancient Egyptian Culture is a distinct programme focussing on ancient Egyptian history, language and material culture offered by specialist international researchers.
Egyptology at Swansea University enjoys an invaluable asset in its purpose-built Egypt Centre, which houses about 3,000 objects from Ancient Egypt. This impressive and important collection from Ancient Egypt illustrates more than 4,000 years of human development from the prehistoric to the early Christian era and plays an integral role in our teaching.
The University Library is particularly well stocked with original texts, literary and documentary, with basic works of reference and with secondary material of all kinds. It subscribes to a wide range of general and specialist periodicals.
Online access to external bibliographies and citation indexes is available. Resources include JSTOR Dyabola, TLG, Patrologia Latina and Teubner Latin texts online, and the Gnomon database.
Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology also has a thriving postgraduate seminar, which meets weekly.
Students of the MA Ancient Egyptian Culture can take advantage of the College of Arts and Humanities' Graduate Centre which fosters and supports individual and collaborative research activity of international excellence and offers a vibrant and supportive environment for students pursuing postgraduate research and taught masters study. The Centre provides postgraduate training to enhance academic and professional development and facilitates participation in seminar programmes, workshops and international conferences.
Modules on the MA Ancient Egyptian Culture course typically include:
• Understanding Ancient Egyptian Culture
• Reaching the Public: Museums and Object-Handling
• Reading Academic German
• Middle Egyptian I
• Advanced Egyptian language modules
• Private Life in Ancient Egypt
• The Reign of Ramesses III
The full-time Ancient Egyptian Culture course structure is split across the year with three modules offered in each academic semester (a total of six modules in part one) and then a dissertation over the summer (part two). Students study three compulsory modules and three optional modules. The dissertation component is written on a specialist research topic of your choosing.
Part-time students of the Ancient Egyptian Culture course normally take one compulsory and two optional modules in the first and second years and write their dissertation in the third year.
“I completed the Masters program in Ancient Egyptian Culture at Swansea University. During my time in the program, I was taught by experts in the field and I was encouraged to attend many conferences where I met other Egyptologists. I was also given the fantastic opportunity to do research at the British Museum for my Masters dissertation which involved working with a Nubian skeletal collection, thought to be the world’s first evidence of warfare (circa 12,000 BC). As a result of this research, I was offered two internships at the museum and I plan on applying for a PhD in Physical Anthropology in the near future. I have no doubt that I am well equipped to find a position in this field because of the excellent education and opportunities made available to me through the Masters program at Swansea University”.
This programme gives you a solid advanced set of skills and processes to allow to analyse in all sorts of situations. You may be evaluating projects, observing issues with IT and people using systems, or understanding why people reacted to a specific issue in the way they did. You may end up working for research agencies, social research departments within public sector organisations, private research companies such as Ipsos and Mori which are well known and third sector organisations. Your degree will allow you to work in wide ranging sectors and you can go on to teach and research, publishing in your own right.
The programme educates you to gain knowledge, understanding and skills in quantitative and qualitative methods; and in transferable skills to enable you to communicate research findings to a wide range of audiences. If you don't want to study for MRes there are a number of options open to you which will add value to either your current career or allow you to consider a change of direction. The programme is very flexible so if you want to apply for this programme you can apply in any month of the year. You get great range of project work, presentations, essays and practice in communication. Teaching is provided from a virtuous circle of internationally respected research in the Centre for European Survey Research and New Europe Centre for Global Security Governance.
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