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ARCHAEOLOGY, CLASSICS AND EGYPTOLOGY


The University of Liverpool
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Archaeology,Classics
and Egyptology
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology at the University
of Liverpool is part of the School of Histories, Languages
and Cultures. This provides a unique environment in
which to study any of the subjects of Archaeology,
Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology. Our breadth
means students can choose from an exceptionally wide
range of modules and will be taught by international
experts in these diverse but complementary fields.
WHY CHOOSE ARCHAEOLOGY,
CLASSICS AND EGYPTOLOGY
AT LIVERPOOL?

Introduction to Archaeology,
Classics and Egyptology 01
Research in context 03
An investment in your future 04
Programme details 07
Applications and admissions 33

A leading academic hub. With 39 full-time


academic staff all engaged actively in research,
ours is one of the largest departments of its kind
in the world. Our lecturing staff includes major
concentrations in Greek and Roman Literature,
Ancient History, Mediterranean Archaeology,
British Prehistoric and Historic Archaeology,
Human Evolution (Evolutionary Anthropology),
African Archaeology, Near Eastern Archaeology
and Egyptology (the largest grouping of
Egyptologists in the UK).

Unique breadth of study. We offer a unique


range of degree programmes. Our degrees
allow you to study the ancient world from
human origins through to the civilisations
of Greece, Rome, the Near East and Egypt.
You can either focus on a particular culture
or period or gain a broader training that
combines two or more ancient civilisations.
Our degrees offer you the chance to
follow a range of approaches historical,
archaeological or literary and to specialise
in whatever interests you most. They also
give you the opportunity to explore a number
of ancient languages: Egyptian, Greek,
Latin, Coptic, Sumerian or Akkadian.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Histories, Languages and Cultures >
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology www.liverpool.ac.uk/ace

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Sound career prospects. Our degrees are


a good investment in your future. Whichever
direction you choose after graduation, potential
employers appreciate the breadth of view,
analytical skills and intellectual rigour that
you gain by studying civilizations and periods
so different from our own.
Excellent resources. The Ancient World has
been studied at Liverpool since the 1880s, so
Liverpool has built up excellent library resources,
as well as outstanding archaeological
collections in our Garstang Museum, which
holds extensive collections from sites such as
Al Mina and the Temple of Artmeis Orthia at
Sparta. Very few universities have such a
resource, which is used extensively in both
teaching and research.

STUDY ABROAD
As part of your degree in the Department
of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology,
you may have the opportunity to study
abroad. Studying abroad has huge personal
and academic benefits, as well as giving you a
head start in the graduate job market. Current
Erasmus links for study in Europe include the
University of Wroclaw, Poland and the University
of Copenhagen, Denmark and the University
of Helmut Schmidt in Germany. Exchanges to
a number of our worldwide exchange partners
are also possible. For more information, visit
www.liverpool.ac.uk/goabroad

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th

of students satisfied
with their course.
(NSS 2012)

02/03

Ranked 4th for Archaeology


by the Guardian University
Guide 2013.

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Researchincontext
The University of Liverpool is a research-intensive
university, and many of our academic staff are leading
researchers in their fields. What this means for you
as a student is that your learning will be informed
by the very latest developments in Archaeology,
Classics and Egyptology.
Unlocking the truths of an ancient empire ruling
over vast swathes of what is now the Middle
East from around 500 to 330BC, the Persian
Empire was one of the greatest the world
has ever seen. Hugely influential in terms of
culture, society and religion, the Empire had a
reputation as being bent on world domination,
with its court famed for cruelty and excess.
Recent years have seen ancient historians
question some of this rhetoric, which was
largely derived from Greek historians
accounts of the Persians. The prevailing
thinking today is that the Greeks dislike
of the Persians was influential in how they
were conveyed. However, Professor Tom
Harrison from Liverpools School of Histories,
Languages and Cultures is challenging this.

By comparing accounts of the Persian court to


anecdotes of similar Near Eastern monarchies,
he has found that Greek tales of barbaric cruelty
may indeed have some factual basis. He also
found that Greek stories of the Persian desire
for conquest can in fact be seen in the words
of the Persian Kings own pronouncements.

Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology degrees from


Liverpool have long been recognised as a rigorous
training, one which produces graduates with an unusual
breadth of experience.
CAREER PROSPECTS

WORK EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITIES

Our graduates are well equipped for a wide


variety of careers in fields as diverse as
journalism, heritage management, law, the civil
service, teaching, business, IT and tourism. Our
graduates also go on to undertake further study
and research degrees and have had marked
success in gaining employment in universities
and major museums.

Students on archaeological programmes


(including Ancient History and Archaeology)
will have the opportunity to take placements
in the Garstang Museum and National
Museums Liverpool, and to do fieldwork with
projects in (amongst other locations) Turkey,
Southern Africa, Egypt, Greece, Sicily, Jordan,
Bulgaria, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

QUALIFYING YOU FOR LIFE

RECENT EMPLOYERS

Skills you will develop on one of our


programmes include:
Project management
Interpersonal and teamwork
Numerical and IT
Presentational, analytical and critical

National Trust
English Heritage
Civil Service
Archaeology South East
Police Service

POSTGRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES

04/05

There are over 100 postgraduate students


within the department, many from overseas,
taking either taught MA or MSc programmes
or pursuing their own personal research for the
degree of MPhil and PhD. Our Taught Masters
programmes encompass Ancient History,
Archaeology, Egyptology, Classics, Manx
Studies and Palaeoanthropology.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Histories, Languages and Cultures >
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology www.liverpool.ac.uk/ace

I am working with the African and American collections


on a project that will eventually see some of the collections
online and available for the public to view. My role is to
make sure we have up-to-date records for the collections,
recording measurements, descriptions and photographs
of a variety of objects and getting this information onto
our database. At the same time I am assessing the current
storage of the Americas collection and re-housing items
to make them more accessible to curators and researchers
while ensuring the continued safety of the objects. The main
skill I took away from university was research technique,
as much of my work involves researching either people
or objects. My degree laid the foundations for me to build
upon and instilled in me the importance of working to
deadlines. While it is not necessary to have a history
degree to go into heritage work, it is looked upon well.
Volunteering is a crucial part of securing a job in
museums or archives and being at Liverpool gave
me the opportunity to volunteer at the Garstang
Museum of Archaeology.
KATIE BROWN
BA (HONS) CLASSICAL STUDIES 2008
DOCUMENTATION ASSISTANT
ETHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL MUSEUMS LIVERPOOL

Graduate
Profile

Aninvestment
inyourfuture

Prog ammedetails
I chose Evolutionary Anthropology because
it covers a broad range of things that I was
interested in, such as evolution, psychology
and anatomy. You have seminars, group
discussions, and also practical lab sessions.
I am also involved in societies, for example,
theres a f lint knapping society that one of
the technicians set up, where you go after
hours to one of the labs and make stone tools
like our ancestors did. Its a really tight-knit
community that is enjoyable to be a part of.
ADAM BENTON
EVOLUTIONARY ANTHROPOLOGY BSC (HONS)

See what Adam had to say about


studying Evolutionary Anthropology at Liverpool
www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/video

Subjects at a Glance

UCAS Code

Length (Years)

Page

Ancient History BA (Hons)

V110

09

Ancient History and Archaeology BA (Hons)

VV14

11

Archaeology BA (Hons)

V400

13

Archaeology BSc (Hons)

V402

15

Archaeology of Ancient Civilisations BA (Hons)

V401

16

Classics BA (Hons)

Q800

18

Classical Studies BA (Hons)

Q810

19

Classical Languages (Greek and Latin)

21

Ancient Greek

21

Latin

22

Egyptology BA (Hons)

V410

24

Evolutionary Anthropology BSc (Hons)

V4B1

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This subject can be taken as part of a Combined Honours degree.


See www.liverpool.ac.uk/combined-honours for further details.
This subject is available as part of the Honours Select curriculum as either
100% (Single Honours), 75% (Major), 50% (Joint Honours) or 25% (Minor) as indicated.
See www.liverpool.ac.uk/honours-select for further details and UCAS codes for Joint
and Minor pathways.
Entrance Requirements
See www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses for current entrance requirements.

HOW YOU LEARN

06/07

We strive to provide a high quality, engaging


learning experience, which encompasses
lectures, seminar discussions, practical
classes, oral presentations and tutorial sessions
dedicated to discussion of your coursework,
individual study and group work.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Histories, Languages and Cultures >
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology www.liverpool.ac.uk/ace

The evidence you will be using in your


modules will sometimes be that of ancient
texts in translation and sometimes it will be
in the form of physical remains the design
of temples, the distribution of graves, the
paintings on vases. Reconciling the different
pictures given by different kinds of evidence
is a major skill we aim to help you to develop.

For current entrance requirements and


full module details, see www.liverpool.ac.uk/
study/undergraduate/courses

Students on archaeological programmes


may have the opportunity to take placements
in the Garstang Museum or National Museums
Liverpool. All students will undertake fieldwork
studies, with projects in (amongst other
locations) Turkey, Southern Africa, Egypt,
Greece, Sicily, Jordan, Bulgaria, Ireland
and the United Kingdom, currently running.
Single Honours, Major and Joint Honours
students have the opportunity to develop
an individual piece of research on a topic
of your own choosing in the final year. An
adviser will help you focus on and hone the
topic, and meet with you regularly to discuss
progress and direction.

HOW YOU ARE ASSESSED


Many modules are assessed by a combination
of coursework and formal examination. Some
are examined completely by assessed project
coursework, especially the practical modules.
Some are assessed completely by examination.
The dissertation constitutes assessed
coursework. Each module is examined at the
end of the semester in which it is taught.
All Year Two and Three module assessment
contributes to the final degree result. Year Two
modules contribute 30% of the final degree
mark and Year Three 70%. We believe that with
the combination of more advanced teaching
and learning and increasing confidence,
students should be improving performance
from Year Two to Three and that their final
degree marks should reflect this.

WHICH DEGREE

08/09

If your particular interest is in art, literature and


society, and you wish to focus mainly on the
world of Greece and Rome, Classical Studies
will be the right choice (or Classics if you wish
to spend more of your time studying texts in
the original Latin and Greek).

Ancient History and Archaeology explores


what written texts and material remains
have to tell us about the history and culture
of ancient Greece and Rome, while Ancient
History allows you to focus more specifically
on the documentary sources for Greek and
Roman history and culture.

Subjects which combine particularly well with


Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology include:

If you want broad experience of archaeological


fieldwork and analysis, covering a huge
range of geographical regions and periods,
scientific analyses and interpretations, or you
are interested in the practice of archaeology
in the UK, then you can take the Archaeology
BA or BSc (Hons).

Ancient History

If you are interested in the comparative study


of Egypt, the Near East, Greece, and Rome,
then you may be suited to the Archaeology
of Ancient Civilisations BA (Hons) degree
programme. If you are interested in focusing
on Egyptian archaeology, languages, art,
religion and history you will enjoy Egyptology
BA (Hons). This combines the study of ancient
texts and material culture.
If your main interest is our very early ancestors,
how human beings developed, and how their
social behaviour became so complex, choose
the BSc (Hons) Evolutionary Anthropology
programme, a degree unique within the
UK that involves the study of archaeology,
palaeoanthropology, and primatology.

HONOURS SELECT
From 2014, the Faculty of Humanities and
Social Sciences is offering a new, innovative
way to study. We are offering a much wider
range of Joint (50:50) degrees across the
Faculty. In addition, we are giving you the
option to study two subjects on a 75:25 basis,
focusing 75% of your time on your Major
subject and 25% of your time on your Minor.
See www.liverpool.ac.uk/honours-select
or the separate Honours Select booklet for
further details.

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Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology www.liverpool.ac.uk/ace

History
Philosophy
Music

Ancient History focuses on the history


of ancient Greece and Rome. Your
degree will give you the chance to
study a unique range of periods (from
the archaic Greek world through to the
transformation of the Roman world in
under Nero) and of themes in social and
cultural history. It also gives you the skills
in reading and analysing the surviving
(and sometimes conflicting) evidence
that will allow you to reach and present
your own judgements convincingly.

Ancient History BA (Hons)


UCAS code: V110
Programme length: 3 years
The focus of the degree will be the social,
political, and cultural history of ancient
Greece and Rome, and you will have the
chance to study a unique range of periods
(from the archaic Greek world through to the
transformation of the Roman world under
Nero) and of themes in social and cultural
history. It also gives you the skills in reading
and analysing the surviving (and sometimes
conflicting) evidence that will allow you to reach
and present your own judgements convincingly.

PROGRAMME CONTENT
In Year One, you will develop both a knowledge
base covering the main themes and events
in Greek and Roman history, and the skills
required to assess them (skills upon which
you will continue to depend in your later study).

Modules such as Greek Myth and Society


and Using Visual Culture expand the range
of source material with which you are familiar,
and focus on how the ancient world worked,
and on the realities of social life. You will also
have the opportunity to learn Greek or Latin
and to undertake introductory modules in
Greek and Roman Archaeology.
Year Two gives you the chance to develop
the skills you have acquired in more depth,
through core modules on broad topics such
as the culture and politics of Classical Athens
and Ruling the Roman Empire, or modules
on Herodotus or how the Greeks and
Romans constructed and used their history.
You will study ancient historical writings,
reflect on the nature of history, and be
able to shape your programme with option
choices from modules covering such areas
as ancient warfare, the archaeology of
Roman Britain, and the Hellenistic world.
You will also be able to continue or begin with
Greek or Latin, in order to see how the Greeks
or Romans expressed their ideas and values
in their own languages.
In Year Three, modules centre on key figures
and themes and some of the modules at this
level are 30-credit special subjects, continuing
and enhancing the development of skills, depth,
and focus. In particular, your dissertation will
give you the opportunity to undertake detailed
and independent research.

These subjects are available as part


of our HONOURS SELECT programme.
Choose from over 30 subjects to create
your perfect Joint or Major / Minor Honours
Degree. See www.liverpool.ac.uk/
honours-select for further details.

For current entrance requirements and


full module details, see www.liverpool.ac.uk/
study/undergraduate/courses

You will have an expert advisor who will help


you define the topic and give advice on useful
directions to take, but the subject matter itself
will be your own choice. If you so choose, you
will again be able to continue with, or begin,
one of the Classical languages, Greek or Latin.

Year One
8 modules (120 CATS points)
6 core Ancient History modules
Up to 2 modules outside of Ancient History
Core modules include:
Warfare, Politics, and Society in the
Greek World, 510-323 BC
Hannibal to Nero: An Introduction
to Roman History
Greek Myth and Society

Year Two
Modules on offer may include: Politics and
Culture in 5th Century Athens; Herodotus,
Persia and the Greeks; Ruling the Roman
Empire; Representing Women
Core module:
Politics and Culture in 5th Century Athens

Year Three
Modules on offer may include: Luxuries
and Consumption; Reign of Darius; Sex,
Wine and Sleaze; Society and Population;
Roman Religions
Core module:
Dissertation

10/11

This subject can be taken as part


of a Combined Honours degree. See
www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/
courses for further details.

Ancient History

Ancient History

In this programme you can combine a study


of the social, political, and cultural history of
ancient Greece and Rome equally with another
subject. You will have the chance to study
a unique range of periods (from the archaic
Greek world through to the transformation
of the Roman world under Nero) and of themes
in social and cultural history. The programme
of study also gives you the skills in reading
and analysing the surviving (and sometimes
conflicting) evidence that will allow you to reach
and present your own judgements convincingly.

Doing a Minor in Ancient History allows


you to combine with your Major programme
an overview of the social, political, and cultural
history of ancient Greece and Rome, from
the archaic Greek world through to the
transformation of the Roman world under
Nero). The programme of study also gives you
the skills in reading and analysing the surviving
(and sometimes conflicting) evidence that
will allow you to reach and present your own
judgements convincingly.

Wine, Politics, and Sleaze; The Ancient World in


Film; Gardens and Art Aesthetic Space in
Rome; Flavian Literary Culture; The World of
Plutarch; Greek or Latin.

These subjects are available as part


of our HONOURS SELECT programme.
Choose from over 30 subjects to create
your perfect Joint or Major / Minor Honours
Degree. See www.liverpool.ac.uk/
honours-select for further details.

PROGRAMME CONTENT
PROGRAMME CONTENT
In Year One, you will develop both a knowledge
base covering the main themes and events
in Greek and Roman history, and the skills
required to assess them (skills upon which
you will continue to depend in your later study).
Modules such as Greek Myth and Society
expand the range of source material with which
you are familiar, and focus on how the ancient
world worked, and on the realities of social life.
Year Two gives you the chance to develop the
skills you have acquired in more depth, through
modules such as The Later Roman Empire and
The Hellenistic World and modules on power
in the Ancient World, and how the Greeks
and Romans used their history. You will study
ancient historical writings and reflect on the
nature of history.
In Year Three modules are centred on key
figures and themes, continuing and enhancing
the development of skills, depth, and focus.
In addition, you will have the option of writing a
dissertation, which will give you the opportunity
to undertake a substantial piece of detailed and
independent research. You will have an expert
adviser who will help you define the topic and
give advice on useful directions to take, but the
subject matter itself will be your own choice.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Histories, Languages and Cultures >
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology www.liverpool.ac.uk/ace

In Year One of this programme, you will develop


both a knowledge base covering key themes
and events in Greek and Roman history, and
the skills required to assess them (skills upon
which you will continue to depend in your
later study). You will take two modules:
Warfare, Politics and Society in the Greek
World, 510-323 BC and Hannibal to Nero:
An Introduction to Roman History.
Year Two gives you the chance to develop the
skills you have acquired in more depth, through
modules on culture and politics in Classical
Athens and Augustan Rome. You will study
ancient historical writings and reflect on the
nature of history.
In Year Three modules centred on key figures
and themes continue the development of skills,
depth, and focus. Modules on offer may include:
Luxury and Consumption in Roman Culture;
The World of Demosthenes, The World of Pliny,
Alexander and the Persian Empire, Society and
Population in Ancient Athens, The Roman
Administration of Egypt, Religious Belief in the
Greek World; Magic and Mystery Cults; Sex,

Ancient History and


Archaeology BA (Hons)
UCAS code: VV14
Programme length: 3 years
If you want to focus on the history and society
of the Greek and Roman worlds using written
(historical) and material (archaeological) sources,
then this degree will provide the breadth and
depth you are looking for, while also allowing
you to develop practical archaeological skills.
This Single Honours degree programme draws
on the expertise in Ancient History and Classical
Archaeology of the staff in the Department.

PROGRAMME CONTENT
In Year One, core modules provide an
essential foundation in the history and
archaeology of Greece and Rome and
develop skills of historical and archaeological
analysis, particularly criticism of sources.
In Year Two, core modules continue to examine
both the history and archaeology of the Greek
and Roman worlds in greater depth, covering
topics such as the Archaeology of Early Greece
and Roman Britain, and Society and Culture in
Classical Athens. Some of the modules are 30credit modules allowing greater depth of study.

For current entrance requirements and


full module details, see www.liverpool.ac.uk/
study/undergraduate/courses

In Year Three, a range of optional


modules, some 30-credit special subjects,
is supplemented by your dissertation which
develops skills of independent research,
argument and written presentation and
gives you a chance to focus on a topic
that you have a particular interest in.
At all levels you can complement your
programme with Greek or Latin language,
or with modules on Egypt and the Near East.

Year One
Modules on offer may include: Warfare,
Politics and Society in the Greek World,
510-323 BC; Archaeology of Ancient
Greece; Roman and Etruscan Archaeology;
Methods of Archaeology; Hannibal to Nero:
An Introduction to Roman History
Core module:
Principles of Archaeology

Archaeology
Archaeology is exciting. It answers
fundamental questions about human
life; from our emergence as a species,
through the rise of civilisations, to
the long-term consequences of
our past actions. Every month new
discoveries add to our understanding.
Archaeology is global in its outlook
and almost unique in bridging
the sciences and the humanities.
It is both an academic subject and
a highly practical discipline; it can
be challenging but also fun! Working
in the classroom, laboratory, library,
and field, archaeology students
develop a range of transferable skills
from communication, critical thinking
and problem solving, to IT, data
management, and teamwork.

Year Two
Modules on offer may include: Politics and
Culture in 5th Century Athens; The Archaeology
of Early Greece; The Roman Near East;
Ancient Warfare; Archaeology of Roman
Britain; Herodotus, Persia and the Greeks;
Ruling the Roman Empire; Minoan Archaeology
Core modules:
Augustus and Empire
The Archaeology of Democracy
The Archaeology of Roman Britain

Year Three
Modules on offer may include: Coins and
Society; Luxuries and Consumption; Roman
Egypt; The Archaeology of Athens; Society
and Population
Core module:

12/13

Dissertation

Liverpool has a long-standing reputation


as one of the UKs leading Archaeology
departments. The breadth of our expertise
ranges from Human Evolution to the Industrial
Revolution. We offer specialist teaching on the
Parthenon and the Pyramids, Celts and the
Coliseum, Stonehenge and the Sumerians. Our
research was rated 5th nationally by proportion
of world-leading and internationally recognised
research, in the most recent Research
Assessment Exercise (2008) our students
have world-class researchers as their mentors.
Each of our students receives personalised
attention from staff tutors and through our
innovative student mentoring initiative.
Liverpool has excellent facilities (summer
field-school, new teaching laboratories,
museums) and modules designed to
develop key workplace skills.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Histories, Languages and Cultures >
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Our programmes are designed to provide key


skills and experience relevant to the practice
of archaeology in the UK and around the
world. The huge breadth of expertise of our
staff means we can offer a considerable range
of modules. Archaeology programmes will
also provide you with a wide range of skills
that are attractive to a broad spectrum of
future employers.
Whether your goals are to work in academia,
the heritage sector, or any career that recruits
confident, skilled and flexible graduates,
we prepare you for that world.

Years Two and Three build on this foundation


through a wide range of lecture, laboratory and
practical skills-based modules. This programme
has a vacation fieldwork requirement which
totals four weeks of archaeological experience
(fieldwork and/or museum-based work). These
are usually spread over Years One and Two.
Year One fieldwork usually consists of
participation in a department-organised training
project. In Year Two, many students work on
overseas research excavations. Currently there
are Departmental research projects in Sicily,
Bulgaria, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, South Africa
and Ireland as well as the UK.

Year One

Archaeology BA (Hons)
UCAS code: V400
Programme length: 3 years
Do you want to learn the skills required
to unearth and reconstruct the past? The
aim of this degree programme is to provide
students with a fundamental understanding
of archaeological methods and theory
combined with the study of the archaeology
of specific geographical areas and
chronological periods. You will learn how to
reconstruct what people ate, how they made
objects such as pottery, tools, weapons and
coins, and bigger issues of social organisation,
gender relations and belief systems.

PROGRAMME CONTENT
Year One modules provide students with
a broad introduction to both archaeological
methods and the archaeology of particular
times and places around the world (including
modules on the principles and practice of
archaeology, the origins of humanity, the
ancient world (Greece, Italy and the Near East)
and the archaeological history of the UK.

8 modules (120 CATS points)


6 core Archaeology modules
Up to 2 optional modules outside
of Archaeology
Core modules include:
The Origins of Humanity
Principles of Archaeology
Archaeology of the Ancient World (I and II)
The Practice of Archaeology
From Monuments to Machines
a Material Exploration of the British Past

These subjects are available as part


of our HONOURS SELECT programme.
Choose from over 30 subjects to create
your perfect Joint or Major / Minor Honours
Degree. See www.liverpool.ac.uk/
honours-select for further details.

For current entrance requirements and


full module details, see www.liverpool.ac.uk/
study/undergraduate/courses

Year Two
Students choose modules from a selection of
30 modules that currently includes the following:
Archaeology and the Microscope
European Prehistory
Ancient Warfare
Hunter/Gatherer Societies
From State to Empire in the Near East
Archaeology of Roman Britain
Bodies and Burials

Year Three
Students take the following core modules:
The dissertation (equivalent to two modules),
which is a subject of the students choice
researched in depth
Archaeology and Heritage
Students then choose their five remaining
modules from a list of over 20, which may
include the following:
The Origins of Agriculture
Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Britain
Iron Age Europe: Beyond the Celts
Palaeolithic Art in Europe
Early Hominids: Archaeology and Behaviour
Houses and Households in the
Classical World
This subject can be taken as part
of a Combined Honours degree. See
www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/
courses for further details.

Archaeology
You can combine your study of Archaeology
equally with another subject. The aim of
Archaeology at 50% is to provide students
with a solid understanding of archaeological
methods and theory combined with the study
of the archaeology of specific geographical
areas and chronological periods.

PROGRAMME CONTENT
Year One modules provide students with
a broad introduction to both archaeological
methods and the archaeology of particular
times and places around the world (including
modules on the principles and practice of
archaeology, the origins of humanity, the
ancient world (Greece, Italy and the Near East)
and the archaeological history of the UK.
Years Two and Three build on this foundation
through a range of lecture, laboratory and
practical skills-based modules. Students
studying Archaeology as a Joint degree
will be offered an opportunity to participate
in vacation fieldwork, on our departmentorganised training project or on other overseas
research excavations. Currently there are
Departmental research projects in Sicily,
Bulgaria, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, South
Africa and Ireland as well as the UK.

Archaeology

14/15

You can study Archaeology alongside


your Major subject. The aim of Archaeology
at 25% is to provide students with an
opportunity to learn the skills required to
unearth and reconstruct the past, and to
study the archaeology of the geographical
areas and chronological periods which
most interest them.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Histories, Languages and Cultures >
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology www.liverpool.ac.uk/ace

PROGRAMME CONTENT
Year One modules provide students with an
introduction to archaeological methods and
the archaeology of a particular region or time
period (optional modules include the origins
of humanity, the ancient world (Greece, Italy
and the Near East) and the archaeological
history of the UK). Years Two and Three build
on this foundation through a range of lecture,
laboratory and practical skills-based modules.
Students studying Archaeology as Minor will be
offered an opportunity to participate in vacation
fieldwork, on our department-organised
training project or on other overseas research
excavations. Currently there are Departmental
research projects in Sicily, Bulgaria, Turkey,
Jordan, Egypt, South Africa and Ireland as
well as the UK.

Archaeology BSc (Hons)


UCAS code: V402
Programme length: 3 years
Do you want to learn the scientific skills
required to find out more about the past?
As with the Archaeology BA, the aim of this
degree programme is to provide students
with a fundamental understanding of
archaeological methods and theory combined
with the study of the archaeology of specific
geographical areas and chronological periods.
The Archaeology BSc provides key skills
and experience relevant to the practice of
archaeology in the UK and around the world,
with a particular focus on archaeological
science and laboratory techniques.

Years Two and Three build on this foundation


through a wide range of lecture, laboratory
and practical skills-based modules. This
programme has a vacation fieldwork
requirement which totals four weeks of
archaeological experience (fieldwork and/or
museum-based work). These are usually
spread over Years One and Two.
Year One fieldwork usually consists of
participation in a department-organised training
project. In Year Two, many students work on
overseas research excavations. Currently there
are Departmental research projects in Sicily,
Bulgaria, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, South Africa
and Ireland as well as the UK.

Year One
8 modules (120 CATS points)
6 core Archaeology modules
Up to 2 optional modules outside
of Archaeology
Core modules include:
The Origins of Humanity
Principles of Archaeology
Archaeology of the Ancient World (I and II)
The Practice of Archaeology
From Monuments to Machines a Material
Exploration of the British past

These subjects are available as part


of our HONOURS SELECT programme.
Choose from over 30 subjects to create
your perfect Joint or Major / Minor Honours
Degree. See www.liverpool.ac.uk/
honours-select for further details.

PROGRAMME CONTENT
Year One modules provide students with a
broad introduction to both archaeological
methods and the archaeology of particular
times and places around the world (including
modules on the principles and practice of
archaeology, the origins of humanity, the
ancient world (Greece, Italy and the Near East)
and the archaeological history of the UK.

For current entrance requirements and


full module details, see www.liverpool.ac.uk/
study/undergraduate/courses

Year Two
Students choose modules from a selection of
30 modules that currently includes the following:
Archaeology and the Microscope
Understanding Artefacts
Living with Climate Change
Hunter/Gatherer Societies
Archaeology of Roman Britain
Faunal Analysis
Bodies and Burials

Year Three
Students take the following core modules:
The dissertation (equivalent to two modules),
which is a subject of the students choice
researched in depth
Archaeology and Heritage
Students then choose their five remaining
modules from a list of over 20, which may
include the following:
Analytical Methods in Archaeology
The Origins of Agriculture
Prehistoric Economies
Diet, Evolution and Culture
Early Hominids: Archaeology and Behaviour
Coins and Society
At least two of the chosen modules should
be related to the dissertation topic.
This subject can be taken as part
of a Combined Honours degree. See
www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/
courses for further details.

Archaeology of Ancient
Civilisations BA (Hons)
UCAS code: V401
Programme length: 3 years
Are you fascinated by the ancient civilisations
of Egypt, the Mediterranean and the Near
East? This degree offers the opportunity to
study the archaeology, culture, society and
history of the key civilisations of ancient Greece,
Egypt, Rome and the Near East, combined with
training in the latest archaeological techniques
and methodology. In its range and depth this
programme is unique in Britain.

PROGRAMME CONTENT
Year One provides a broad introduction to
archaeological methods and the archaeology
and history of Egypt, Greece, Rome and the
ancient Near East.
In later years you study subjects central to our
understanding of ancient civilisations social
and political organisation, art, religion and texts
combined with a detailed study of at least
two civilisations (the Near East, Egypt, or
Greece and Rome).
All students must complete four weeks of
fieldwork or museum-based work either in
the UK or overseas, possibly on one of the
Departments research projects in Bulgaria,
Turkey, Jordan or Egypt.

Year One
Students are introduced to the methods of
archaeology and to the archaeological record
of Egypt, the Near East, and Greece and
Rome. Students take modules including:

Year Two
Students specialise in two out of the three
cultural areas offered (Near East, Greece and
Rome, Egypt) as well as modules including:
Egyptian Religion
Ancient Warfare
Akkadian Language and Literature
From State to Empire in the Near East
International Relations in the Ancient World:
1500-1200 BC
The Archaeology of Roman Britain

Year Three
Students take the following core modules:
The dissertation (equivalent to two modules),
which is a subject of the students choice
researched in depth
Archaeology and Heritage
Students then choose their five remaining
modules from a list of over 20, which includes
the following:
The Origins of Agriculture
Biblical Archaeology
Sumerian Language and Literature
Houses & Households in the Classical World
Roman Frontier Systems
Egyptian Foreign Relations
At least two of the chosen modules should
be related to the dissertation topic.

Classics, Classical Studies


and Classical Languages
Studying Classics and its related
programmes offers you the chance
to explore some of the worlds finest
literature and to investigate the
histories, cultures and societies of
Greece, Rome, Egypt, Mesopotamia
and Persia. A rich variety of material
literary and documentary texts, painting
and sculpture, complex archaeological
sites reveals a world of poets,
historians, artists, politicians, emperors,
priests, administrators, slaves, soldiers,
aristocrats and ordinary men and
women. It is a world of lasting cultural
importance, and understanding the
ambitions, beliefs and lives of its people
enriches understanding of your own
world and of what it is to be human.
Liverpool provides one of the strongest
and most distinctive settings, both nationally
and internationally, for studying the Ancient
World. We have particular strengths in the
literary culture of the Roman Empire and in
Greek religion, mythology and philosophy,
while the ancient languages on offer go
beyond Greek and Latin to include Sumerian,
Akkadian and Egyptian. Teaching is handson: you might read texts directly from carved
inscriptions or papyri, or handle artefacts
in our Garstang Museum, or help stage a
Greek tragedy.

16/17

The origins of Humanity


Principles of Archaeology
Archaeology of the Ancient World
Introduction to Egyptian Civilisation
The Practice of Archaeology

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Histories, Languages and Cultures >
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology www.liverpool.ac.uk/ace

For current entrance requirements and


full module details, see www.liverpool.ac.uk/
study/undergraduate/courses

Classics BA (Hons)
UCAS code: Q800
Programme length: 3 years
Classics is the degree for you if you want
to study the Greeks and Romans and at the
same time either continue with, or learn, the
languages in which they thought and wrote.
Whether you are a beginner or more advanced,
half of your time will be spent on Greek and
Latin language modules, at the appropriate
level. The rest of the degree allows you to study
the society and culture of antiquity, including its
literature, art, history and archaeology, and you
can even take modules based on other ancient
Mediterranean societies in ancient Egypt and
the Near East.

PROGRAMME CONTENT
In the language modules, your language
skills and literary awareness will be developed
through encounters with a wide range of texts
(in poetry and prose) from the Greco-Roman
world. If you have no previous experience of
either Greek or Latin, the introductory level
modules are designed to move you towards
reading texts in their original languages as
swiftly as possible. The more advanced
modules allow for in-depth study of a wide
variety of particular authors.
You will have the advantage of expert tuition,
often in very small groups, and the opportunity
to develop specialist interests.

18/19

Language study is supplemented by options


in Greek and Roman culture, history, and
Classical literature in translation. You may
also consider extending your perspective
to include modules on Egypt, Sumeria,
or Mesopotamia, and even, in Year Two,
ancient Akkadian language.

In Year Three, your dissertation will give you


the opportunity to undertake detailed and
independent research. You will have an expert
adviser who will help you define the topic and
give advice on useful directions to take, but
the subject matter itself will be your own choice.
You will also continue with Greek and Latin,
reading key authors in the original language,
and a further two modules relating to Classical
Literature, Culture or History, or Archaeology
or Egyptology.

Year Three
Core modules:
Two Latin Language Modules
Two Ancient Greek Language Modules
Other modules on offer may include:
Lucans Epic of Rome
Ancient Literary Criticism
Magic and Mystery Cults
Luxuries and Consumptions

Year One
Core modules:
Two Latin Language Modules
Two Ancient Greek Language Modules
Other modules on offer may include:
The Worlds of Odysseus
Using Visual Culture
Virgil and the Age of Augustus
Warfare, Politics and Society in the
Greek World, 510-323 BC
Hannibal to Nero: An Introduction
to Roman History
Archaeology of Ancient Greece
Roman and Etruscan Archaeology

Year Two
Core modules:
Two Latin Language Modules
Two Ancient Greek Language Modules
Other modules on offer may include:
Tragedy in the Community
Representing Women in Antiquity
Nature and Virtue
Roman Personal Poetry
Ovids Metamorphosis
Politics and Culture in 5th Century Athens
Ruling the Roman Empire

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Histories, Languages and Cultures >
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology www.liverpool.ac.uk/ace

Classical Studies BA (Hons)


UCAS code: Q810
Programme length: 3 years
Classical Studies focuses on the societies and
cultures of Ancient Greece and Rome. You will
study their literary and visual cultures (including
their art and architecture) against the backdrop
of the history of the period. You will also have
the opportunity, if you so choose, to study
Greek and/or Latin from beginners to advanced
levels. Though not compulsory, language
modules are an excellent way of furthering your
knowledge of the ancient world, and of adding
to the skills developed throughout the degree.
You might also take options in Archaeology,
Egyptology and the study of the Near East.

PROGRAMME CONTENT
In Year One of this degree, a group of core
modules covering topics such as Greek
Myth and Society, Greek and Latin Epic Poetry,
and Ancient Visual Culture provides you
with a solid introduction to the breadth of
Greco-Roman society and culture, and helps
to develop the skills you will require for later
in-depth study. The rest of the programme is
drawn from options in ancient history, classical
archaeology, Greek, and Latin, and you may
include some study of pre-Classical cultures,
such as Egypt and Mesopotamia.

In Year Two, a range of core modules will bring


you into deeper contact with aspects of Greek
and Roman literature, art, language, intellectual
culture, and modern receptions of the ancient
world. Some Year Two modules are 30-credit,
allowing a greater scope for both breadth and
depth. These cover broad and key topics in
Greek and Roman culture and society and
use a wide range of types of evidence. The
rest of the programme is made up from options
in Greek and Roman culture, literature in
translation, and ancient history, along with
the possibility of studying Egypt, Mesopotamia,
the ancient Near East, and the sociology of the
ancient Mediterranean. The Classical options
on offer may include modules based on Homers
Iliad, Greek and Roman social and ethical
values, the literature and culture of Augustan
Rome, and power in the ancient world.
In Year Three, modules centred on key figures,
genres, and themes continue the development
of skills, depth, and focus. In particular, your
dissertation will give you the opportunity to
undertake detailed and independent research.
You will have an expert adviser who will help
you define the topic and give advice on useful
directions to take, but the subject matter itself
will be your own choice.
Throughout the degree you may complement
your classical studies with modules in
Ancient History, Ancient Language (at the
level appropriate to your experience) and
Archaeology.

These subjects are available as part


of our HONOURS SELECT programme.
Choose from over 30 subjects to create
your perfect Joint or Major / Minor Honours
Degree. See www.liverpool.ac.uk/
honours-select for further details.

For current entrance requirements and


full module details, see www.liverpool.ac.uk/
study/undergraduate/courses

Year One
8 modules (120 CATS points)
6 core Classical Studies modules, including
two Latin and Greek Language modules
Up to 2 modules outside of Classical Studies
Modules on offer may include:
The Worlds of Odysseus
Virgil and the Age of Augustus
Warfare, Politics and Society in the
Greek World, 510-323 BC
Hannibal to Nero: An Introduction
to Roman History
Using Visual Culture

Other modules on offer may include:


Archaeology of Athens
Ancient Literary Criticism
Lucans Epic of Rome
Magic and Mystery Cult
Be Happy: Ancient Ethics
Luxuries and Consumption
This subject can be taken as part
of a Combined Honours degree. See
www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/
courses for further details.

Classical Studies
Year Two
8 modules (120 CATS points)
6 core Classical Studies modules, including
two Latin and Greek Language modules
Up to 2 modules outside of Classical Studies
Modules on offer may include:
Politics and Culture in 5th Century Athens
Roman Personal Poetry
Representing Women in Antiquity
Ovids Metamorphoses
Tragedy in the Community
Nature and Virtue
Ancient Warfare

Year Three
Core modules:
Dissertation
Two Latin Language Modules
Two Ancient Greek Language Modules

You can combine Classical Studies equally


with another subject. The focus of the Classical
Studies programme will be the societies and
cultures of Ancient Greece and Rome. You will
study their literary and visual cultures (including
their art and architecture) against the backdrop
of the history of the period. The programme
of study also gives you the skills in reading
and analysing the surviving (and sometimes
conflicting) evidence that will allow you to reach
and present your own judgements convincingly.

PROGRAMME CONTENT
In Year One of this programme, you will take
a group of four core modules covering topics
such as Greek Myth and Society, Greek and
Roman Epic Poetry, and Ancient Visual Culture.
This provides you with a solid introduction
to the breadth of Greco-Roman society and
culture, and helps to develop the skills you
will require for later in-depth study.

20/21

In Year Two, a range of core modules will


bring you into deeper contact with aspects
of Greek and Roman literature, art, language,
intellectual culture, and modern receptions
of the ancient world.

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Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology www.liverpool.ac.uk/ace

Some Year Two modules are 30 credits,


allowing a greater scope for both breadth
and depth. These cover broad and key topics
in Greek and Roman culture and society and
use a wide range of types of evidence.
In Year Three modules are centred on key
figures and themes and some of the modules
at this level are 30-credit special subjects,
continuing and enhancing the development
of skills, depth, and focus. In this year you will
also have the option of writing a dissertation,
which will give you the opportunity to undertake
a substantial piece of detailed and independent
research. You will have an expert advisor
who will help you define the topic and give
advice on useful directions to take, but the
subject matter itself will be your own choice.

Classical Studies
You can combine your Major programme
with an overview of Classical Studies. The
programme focuses on key literary genres and
modes and how they relate to the societies that
produced them. The programme of study also
gives you the skills in reading and analysing the
surviving (and sometimes conflicting) evidence
that will allow you to reach and present your
own judgements convincingly.

Classical Languages
(Greek and Latin)
This pathway covers the learning of the two
Classical Languages and reading texts in the
original language. Classical Languages can be
combined equally with another Joint subject.
The programme extends from beginners level in
both languages to advanced level, and you will
be put into the programme at the stage that fits
with any previous experience you have had.

PROGRAMME CONTENT
There are five levels for each language in
this programme, and you are slotted in at the
appropriate level for your language experience.
It may be that you will do Greek I at the same
time as Latin III if you have an A level in Latin
and not in Greek.
In level I, beginners or students with little or
no experience learn the terminology of learning
a language, basic grammar and vocabulary
(and the Greek alphabet for Ancient Greek).
Simple sentences and passages provide
the experience required for moving on to
continuous texts.
In level II, you will build on the skills acquired
in level I and engage in a more direct and
substantial contact with pieces of literature
in Greek and Latin.

PROGRAMME CONTENT
In Year One of this programme, you will take
two key modules in Greek and Roman literature,
giving a solid introduction to key issues in GrecoRoman society and culture, and developing the
skills you will require for later in-depth study.
In Year Two, you will be brought into deeper
contact with major aspects of Greek and
Roman culture and society and enhance your
skills in using a wide range of types of evidence.
In Year Three, modules centred on key figures,
genres, and themes continue the development
of skills, depth, and focus.

These subjects are available as part


of our HONOURS SELECT programme.
Choose from over 30 subjects to create
your perfect Joint or Major / Minor Honours
Degree. See www.liverpool.ac.uk/
honours-select for further details.

For current entrance requirements and


full module details, see www.liverpool.ac.uk/
study/undergraduate/courses

In level III, you will be reading whole entities


(eg a book of the Aeneid) in the original
languages, and engaging with the language
at a sophisticated level. You will also be
studying the literature and stylistic values
of the respective authors.
In levels IV and V, you will continue to read
whole books in the original language, and
be using commentaries and secondary
literature more systematically to enhance
your knowledge of literary and stylistic values
and strategies, and the impact of the set
works in social space.
Especially at the upper levels the texts selected
reflect the areas of particular expertise of the
Liverpool teaching staff.

Ancient Greek
This Minor covers the learning of Ancient Greek
and reading texts in the original language. The
programme extends from beginners level, and
you will be put into the programme at the stage
that fits with any previous experience you have
had. Thus, if you have no previous experience
of Greek you will go into Greek I; if you have an
A level you will enter the programme at Greek III.

PROGRAMME CONTENT
There are five levels of study in this programme,
and you are slotted in at the appropriate level
for your language experience.

In level II, you will build on the skills acquired in


level I and engage in a more direct and substantial
contact with pieces of literature in Greek.
In level III, you will be reading whole
entities (eg a book of Homer) in the original
language, and engaging with the language
at a sophisticated level. You will also be
studying the literature and stylistic values
of the respective author(s).
In levels IV and V, you will continue to read
whole books in the original language, and
be using commentaries and secondary
literature more systematically to enhance
your knowledge of literary and stylistic values
and strategies, and the impact of the set
works in social space.
Especially at the upper levels the texts
selected reflect the areas of particular
expertise of the Liverpool teaching staff.

22/23

In level III, you will be reading whole


entities (eg a book of Homer) in the original
language, and engaging with the language
at a sophisticated level. You will also be
studying the literature and stylistic values
of the respective author(s).
In levels IV and V, you will continue to read
whole books in the original language, and
be using commentaries and secondary
literature more systematically to enhance your
knowledge of literary and stylistic values and
strategies, and the impact of the set works
in social space.
Especially at the upper levels the texts selected
reflect the areas of particular expertise of the
Liverpool teaching staff.

Latin
This Minor covers the learning of Latin and
reading texts in the original language. The
programme extends from beginners level, and
you will be put into the programme at the stage
that fits with any previous experience you have
had. Thus, if you have no previous experience
of Latin you will go into Latin I; if you have an A
level you will enter the programme at Latin III.

PROGRAMME CONTENT
In level I, beginners or students with little
or no experience learn the terminology of
learning a language, the Greek alphabet, basic
grammar and vocabulary. Simple sentences
and passages provide the experience required
for moving on to continuous texts.

In level II, you will build on the skills acquired


in level I and engage in a more direct and
substantial contact with pieces of literature
in Latin.

There are five levels of study in this programme,


and you are slotted in at the appropriate level
for your language experience.
In level I, beginners or students with little or
no experience learn the terminology of learning
a language, basic grammar and vocabulary.
Simple sentences and passages provide
the experience required for moving on to
continuous texts.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Histories, Languages and Cultures >
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology www.liverpool.ac.uk/ace

These subjects are available as part


of our HONOURS SELECT programme.
Choose from over 30 subjects to create
your perfect Joint or Major / Minor Honours
Degree. See www.liverpool.ac.uk/
honours-select for further details.

Egyptology
Are you fascinated by Ancient Egypt?
Do you want to understand how one
of the worlds first civilisations evolved?
Do you want to acquire the textual
and archaeological skills to be able
to analyse Ancient Egyptian ways of
life and death? If so, then this degree is
for you. Egyptology encompasses the
study of the entirety of a past civilisation,
integrating scattered and disparate
sources of evidence in order to
understand the nature of this early
complex society. It also provides a
wide range of transferable analytical
skills essential for analysing all human
societies, past and present.
We are the largest department teaching
Egyptology in Europe, with seven full-time
staff, all engaged in teaching and cuttingedge research in the field. Unlike our smaller
competitors, our large staff base and varied
areas of expertise allow us to provide a breadth
of teaching unparalleled at undergraduate level
in the UK, with high-level training provided in
both the language and the archaeology/
material culture of Ancient Egypt. Liverpool
has taught Egyptology for over a century,
and has built up excellent library and museum
resources to support our teaching. This
includes our in-house collection in the Garstang
Museum, as well as the objects in the Liverpool
World Museum, both of which we use
throughout our teaching. Together these
collections comprise the largest grouping
of Ancient Egyptian objects in the UK outside
the Southeast. We run an extensive range
of ongoing excavations in Egypt, and have a
thriving research culture, including a full suite
of postgraduate Egyptology programmes.

For current entrance requirements and


full module details, see www.liverpool.ac.uk/
study/undergraduate/courses

Egyptology BA (Hons)
UCAS code: V410
Programme length: 3 years
The wide range of modules we have on offer,
enable you to pick a pathway that is best
suited to your specific interests.
Egyptology students have the opportunity
to acquire a thorough knowledge of:
The history of Ancient Egypt (from the
Predynastic Period to Egypt under
Roman rule)
The various stages of the Egyptian language
(Hieroglyphs of the Old, Middle and New
Kingdoms, and Coptic (the final stage of the
Ancient Egyptian language, written down
using the Greek script in late antiquity and
under Islam))
The literature of ancient Egypt
(both documentary and literary)
The archaeology of ancient Egypt
(its sites and monuments)
The society and culture of ancient
Egypt (including daily life, technology,
art, funerary beliefs and religion).
Recent fieldwork opportunities for students
have included Liverpool-run projects at Zawiyet
Umm el-Rakham (a Ramesside fort in the
Western desert), Moalla (epigraphic work on
a First Intermediate Period tomb), and Ghurob
(a new Kingdom harem palace in the Fayyum).

PROGRAMME CONTENT

24/25

Single Honours (100%) students will be


introduced both to the language (writing,
grammar and texts) and the archaeology
and history of Ancient Egypt.

You progress to study the language and texts


of all periods (including Coptic), as well as
Egyptian art, religion, history, and society.
In the final year, you study more specialised
aspects of language (including texts from
the Pyramid age, the Ramesside period,
and the advanced study of Egyptian literature),
as well as further options in Egyption material
culture. Provision is also made for engaging in
independent research in an Egyptological
topic as well as, further options in archaeology
and material culture.

Year Three

Year One

Students take the eight core modules which


include provision for undertaking Egyptological
research in the Ramessid Studies module:

Students take six core modules, and in each


semester choose one module in another
subject area.

Old Egyptian Language and Texts


Advanced Egyptian Texts
Late Egyptian Texts
History of the Egyptian Language
Settlement Archaeology in Egypt
Egyptian Foreign Relations
Social Life in Egypt
Ramessid Studies (Research)

Year One
8 modules (120 CATS points)
6 core Egyptology modules
Up to 2 optional modules outside
of Egyptology
Core modules:
Introduction to Middle Egyptian Hieroglyphs I
Introduction to Middle Egyptian Hieroglyphs II
Egyptian Language Studies
Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Civilisation I
Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Civilisation II
Ancient Egyptian Material Culture

Year Two
Students take eight core modules:
Middle Egyptian Texts I
Middle Egyptian Texts II
Coptic Language and Texts
Late Egyptian Hieroglyphs
From Object to Event: Writing Egyptian
History
Egyptian Religion
Sacred Landscape in Ancient Egypt
Death in Ancient Egypt: Image, Text and
Archaeology

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Histories, Languages and Cultures >
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology www.liverpool.ac.uk/ace

Core modules:
Introduction to Middle Egyptian Hieroglyphs I
Introduction to Middle Egyptian Hieroglyphs II
Egyptian Language Studies
Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Civilisation I
Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Civilisation II
Ancient Egyptian Material Culture

Year Two
This subject can be taken as part
of a Combined Honours degree. See
www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/
courses for further details.

Egyptology
Egyptology Major 75% students focus the
majority of their learning on Ancient Egypt
while leaving room to augment their studies
with a Minor subject.
We think that it is important for all students
whose studies are weighted towards
Egyptology to have a sound understanding
of both the language and material culture of
the Ancient Egyptians. However, within the
Major framework, you can focus your studies
on one or the other. If, on the one hand, you
are interested in learning the various stages
of the Egyptian language (Old Egyptian through
to Coptic), we can offer a language-heavy
pathway. If you would prefer to include more on
the history and archaeology of Ancient Egypt,
the material culture pathway would be ideal.
Whichever pathway you choose, this
programme, in which you are exposed
to all aspects of Ancient Egyptian culture,
will dovetail well with any other subject,
from the humanities to the sciences, and
prepare you well for a broad range of careers.

Students take the following core modules:


Middle Egyptian Texts I
Middle Egyptian Texts II
From Object to Event: Writing Egyptian
History
Sacred Landscape in Ancient Egypt
Students select another two Egyptology
modules depending on their chosen pathway
language or material culture:
Coptic Language and Texts
Late Egyptian Hieroglyphs
Egyptian Religion
Death in Ancient Egypt: Image,
Text and Archaeology

These subjects are available as part


of our HONOURS SELECT programme.
Choose from over 30 subjects to create
your perfect Joint or Major / Minor Honours
Degree. See www.liverpool.ac.uk/
honours-select for further details.

For current entrance requirements and


full module details, see www.liverpool.ac.uk/
study/undergraduate/courses

Year Three
Students take three core modules which
include provision for undertaking Egyptological
research in the Ramessid Studies module:

If you would prefer to study both evenly,


there is a material culture and language
pathway available too.

PROGRAMME CONTENT
Advanced Egyptian Texts
Old Egyptian Language and Texts
Ramessid Studies (Research)
Students select another three Egyptology
modules depending on their chosen pathway
language or material culture:
History of the Egyptian Language
Late Egyptian Texts
Social Life in Egypt
Settlement Archaeology in Egypt
Egyptian Foreign Relations

Egyptology
This degree is designed to give you a partial
yet coherent programme in the discipline of
Egyptology. You are able to divide your time
equally between Egyptology and another
subject, and within Egyptology, you can choose
a pathway best suited to your level of interest.
Egyptology, being the study of various aspects
of a specific human culture, shares approaches
with many core subjects. As a result, 50%
Egyptology would work particularly well with a
large number of other programmes both ancient
(Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History) and
more modern (for example, English, Sociology,
History, Languages or Politics).

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If you would like to focus your Egyptological


training on material culture, you can take
a language-free pathway. If, on the other
hand, you are interested in learning the various
stages of the Egyptian language (Old Egyptian
through to Coptic), we can offer a languageheavy pathway.

In each year of this degree you will take


four Egyptological modules.
All pathways (material culture, language or
both) feature our two core introductory modules
designed to acquaint you with the geography
and chronology of Ancient Egypt.
If you opt for the material culture pathway, you
will continue to study various facets of ancient
Egyptian culture over the three years (including
historiography, social organization, funerary
culture, and religious thought).
If you choose the language pathway, you
can expect to be introduced to the classical
phase of the Egyptian language in the first
year (Middle Egyptian), and from there
broaden out to learn other phases of the
language (Old Egyptian, Late Egyptian and
Coptic), resulting in a detailed knowledge
of the history of the Egyptian language.
The mixed pathway provides you with a
sound understanding of the a Ancient Egyptian
language through the delivery of two language
modules per year. Beginning with Middle
Egyptian in Year One, we will advise you on
which of our range of language modules
would best serve you for the remainder of the
degree. The language is augmented by two
non-language modules each year (in art, history,
religion, and society) which will complement
texts read in the language modules.

Year One
Students take two core modules:

Students select another two Egyptology


modules depending on their chosen pathway
language and/or material culture:
Introduction to Middle Egyptian Hieroglyphs I
Introduction to Middle Egyptian Hieroglyphs II
Ancient Egyptian Material Culture
A Related Archaeology Module

Year Two
Students select four Egyptology modules
depending on their chosen pathway
language and/or material culture:
Middle Egyptian Texts I
Middle Egyptian Texts II
Coptic Language and Texts
Late Egyptian Hieroglyphs
From Object to Event:
Writing Egyptian History
Sacred Landscape in Ancient Egypt
Egyptian Religion
Death in Ancient Egypt: Image,
Text and Archaeology

Year Three
Students select four Egyptology modules
depending on their chosen pathway
language and/or material culture:
Old Egyptian Language and Texts
Advanced Egyptian Texts
Late Egyptian Texts
History of the Egyptian Language
Social Life in Egypt
Settlement Archaeology in Egypt
Egyptian Foreign Relations
Ramessid Studies (Research)

Egyptology
This Egyptological programme allows you
to incorporate the study of Ancient Egypt
into your Major degree.
You can choose to study either the material
culture of Ancient Egypt (with topics covering
archaeology, social organization, funerary
culture, and religious thought), or you can take
a language pathway (where you will learn to
read a variety of hieroglyphic texts written
principally in the classical Middle Egyptian
phase of the Ancient Egyptian language).
This Egyptology programme provides detail on
many aspects of the Ancient Egyptian culture,
and would therefore provide you with unique
case-studies with which to augment your
other subject area. Areas of overlap include
not only other subjects in the ancient world
(Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History),
but many modern subjects too with which
Egyptology shares methodological approaches
(for example, English, Sociology, History,
Languages or Politics).
Because of its diverse nature and our
ability to let you choose your own pathway,
Egyptology can be one of the most interesting
subjects to study, and one of the most useful
non-vocational programmes when it comes
to employability.

These subjects are available as part


of our HONOURS SELECT programme.
Choose from over 30 subjects to create
your perfect Joint or Major / Minor Honours
Degree. See www.liverpool.ac.uk/
honours-select for further details.

Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Civilisation I


Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Civilisation II

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Histories, Languages and Cultures >
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology www.liverpool.ac.uk/ace

For current entrance requirements and


full module details, see www.liverpool.ac.uk/
study/undergraduate/courses

PROGRAMME CONTENT

Year Two

In each year of this degree you will take


two Egyptological modules.

Students select two Egyptology modules


depending on their chosen pathway
language or material culture:

The material culture pathway will begin by


acquainting you with the geography and
chronology of Ancient Egypt, and through
the second and third years, you will continue
to study various facets of ancient Egyptian
culture (social organization, funerary culture,
and religious thought).

Middle Egyptian Texts I


Middle Egyptian Texts II
Egyptian Religion
Death in Ancient Egypt: Image, Text and
Archaeology

Evolutionary Anthropology
What does it mean to be human?
How did we become human? What
is our position and potential in the
world? This unique programme allows
students to explore the three major
areas of evolutionary anthropology
the archaeology of human evolution,
palaeoanthropology, and primatology.

Year Three
The language pathway introduces you to
the classical phase of the Egyptian language
in the first year (Middle Egyptian), and over
the following two years you will consolidate
and build on that knowledge through exposure
to a variety of texts (from private letters to
fine literature).
On completion, you will have a solid grasp
of key aspects of Ancient Egyptian culture,
and will be able to relate your studies of this
particular culture to your broader studies.

Year One
Students select two Egyptology modules
depending on their chosen pathway language
or material culture:

Students select two Egyptology modules


depending on their chosen pathway language
or material culture:
Old Egyptian Language and Texts
Advanced Egyptian Texts
Settlement Archaeology in Egypt
Egyptian Foreign Relations

These subjects are available as part


of our HONOURS SELECT programme.
Choose from over 30 subjects to create
your perfect Joint or Major / Minor Honours
Degree. See www.liverpool.ac.uk/
honours-select for further details.

Introduction to Middle Egyptian Hieroglyphs I


Introduction to Middle Egyptian Hieroglyphs II
Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Civilisation I
Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Civilisation II

Evolutionary Anthropology
BSc (Hons)
UCAS code: V4B1
Programme length: 3 years
This unique, fully interdisciplinary programme
is based on the study of three major areas of
evolutionary anthropology the archaeology
of human evolution, palaeoanthropology,
and primatology. It allows students to follow
a pathway comprising all three elements or,
if they wish, to focus on two areas and add
modules in other relevant areas such as
Biology, Psychology, and Earth Sciences.

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Year One
Core modules:
The Origins of Humanity
Principles of Archaeology
Introduction to Bioanthropology
Evolution of the Human Mind
Principles of Palaeoanthropology
Optional modules include:
Genetics and Evolution
Biodiversity of Animals
Fundamental Themes in Human Biology

Year Two
Core modules:
Human Origins: the Deep Roots
of Homo Sapiens
Anthropology of Risk
Hunter/Gatherer Societies
Bodies and Burials
Optional modules include:

PROGRAMME CONTENT
Year One involves introductory modules in the
Archaeology of Human Origins, Archaeological
Techniques and Methodology, Human
Anatomy, Evolutionary Psychology and Human
and Animal Behaviour. These topics are taken
to an advanced level in the Year Two via core
and optional modules.
In Year Three there is a choice of pathways,
which allows either greater specialisation or
the maintenance of a broad-based education,
plus a compulsory dissertation on a topic
chosen by you based on personal research.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Histories, Languages and Cultures >
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology www.liverpool.ac.uk/ace

The degree includes four weeks of vacation


fieldwork or museum-based work normally
in Europe, the Mediterranean, South Africa or
the Middle East and a final-year dissertation.

Functional Anatomy of the Human


Locomotor System
The Archaeology of the Upper Palaeolithic
Environmental Change and Human
Ecological Footprints
Understanding Artefacts
Animal Behaviour and Sociobiology
Evolutionary and Ecological Genetics

For current entrance requirements and


full module details, see www.liverpool.ac.uk/
study/undergraduate/courses

Year Three
Core modules:
The Early Hominids: Archaeology
and Behaviour
Diet, Evolution and Culture
Optional modules include:
Palaeolithic Art in Europe
Primate Palaeobiology
African Archaeology
Cognitive Evolution
Origins of Agriculture and Sedentism
in the Near East

Evolutionary Anthropology

In Years Two and Three, you will be able to


build on this knowledge, choosing from a
wide range of modules in order to follow a
pathway within Evolutionary Anthroplogy
that particularly interests you.
For further details about any of these
programmes as well as entry requirements, see
www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/
courses

These subjects are available as part


of our HONOURS SELECT programme.
Choose from over 30 subjects to create
your perfect Joint or Major / Minor Honours
Degree. See www.liverpool.ac.uk/
honours-select for further details.

In this programme, you can study Evolutionary


Anthropology alongside your Major subject.
The aim of Evolutionary Anthropology at 25%
is to provide students with an opportunity to
participate in our unique, fully interdisciplinary
programme, based on the study of three
major areas of Evolutionary Anthropology
the Archaeology of Human Evolution,
Palaeoanthropology, and Primatology.

PROGRAMME CONTENT

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In Year One you will study two of our introductory


modules on the Origins of Humanity,
Bioanthropology, Evolution of the Human Mind,
and Issues in Evolutionary Anthropology.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences >


School of Histories, Languages and Cultures >
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology
www.liverpool.ac.uk/ace

For current entrance requirements and


full module details, see www.liverpool.ac.uk/
study/undergraduate/courses

Applications
and admissions
We welcome applications from all over the
world, and its our aim to make the process
of applying as smooth as possible.
The information that follows is a brief guide
to applying for programmes of study at the
University of Liverpool. For full details of our
applications and admissions policy, please
visit our website at www.liverpool.ac.uk/
ug-admissions

MAKING AN APPLICATION
THROUGH UCAS
Applications for full-time undergraduate
study are made via UCAS, the Universities and
Colleges Admissions Service, using UCASs
online application system at www.ucas.com
The University of Liverpool institution code
is LVRPL L41.

WHEN TO MAKE YOUR APPLICATION


For up-to-date information please visit
www.ucas.com

For information on English language entry


requirements, visit www.liverpool.ac.uk/study
/international/countries/english-language or
contact Student Recruitment and Admissions
T: +44 (0)151 794 6730 E: irro@liverpool.ac.uk
ask.liv.ac.uk/help/undergraduate

MATURE STUDENTS
We welcome applications from candidates
who are not applying directly from school
or college, or who have non-standard
qualifications, or who wish work or life
experience to be taken into account as part
of their application. For further information
see www.liverpool.ac.uk/maturestudents

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES


We give equal consideration to all applicants
and welcome applications from students
with disabilities. Please contact the Disability
Support Team on T: +44 (0)151 794 5117
to discuss your support needs before you
submit your UCAS application.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
For full details on the programmes we offer
and detailed entrance requirements, visit
www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/undergraduate

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We accept a wide range of other


qualifications, eg EU and international
qualifications. For more detailed information
on entrance requirements, see our online
prospectus www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/
undergraduate/courses

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences >


School of Histories, Languages and Cultures >
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology
www.liverpool.ac.uk/ace

DIVERSITY AND EQUALITY


The University of Liverpool attaches the
greatest importance to its policies and activities
to promote diversity and equality of opportunity.
Full details on these policies can be found online
at www.liverpool.ac.uk/diversity-and-equality

DISCLAIMER
Every effort has been made to ensure that
information contained within this brochure
is accurate at the time of going to press.
However, the matters covered are subject
to change from time to time, both before
and after a candidates admission.