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Course closed:

Egyptology is no longer accepting new applications.

Apply using the Applicant Portal

The Apply Now button on the right will take you to the Applicant Portal. There, you can create and submit your application and supporting documents, and you can also request your references.

An application is only complete when:

  1. you have submitted your application and supporting documents via the Applicant Portal
  2. you have paid the application fee if applicable. For further information on application fees, and which courses require an application fee, see here.
  3. your referees have provided their references.

If you miss the deadlines specified in this section, you will not be able to submit your application.

Selection Process

Applications are normally considered on a rolling basis, therefore, applicants will receive decisions throughout the period the admissions window is open. Please note however that applications may be gathered at periods associated with central funding deadlines when admissions are at their peak. 

For particularly popular options with limited places, it may be necessary to hold applicants on a reserve list until the full number and strength of applications are clear.

Applicants are particularly advised to note relevant funding deadlines when making their applications. Applicants who apply in the run-up to the January funding competition deadline will be reviewed in December-January and can usually expect to receive a decision in February. Applications made after this deadline will be considered from February onwards and decisions will usually be made within 12 weeks unless applicants are placed on a reserve list due to a limit on available places. Interviews are held (usually virtually) at the panel's discretion.

For more information, please see here.

Further information on How To Apply

Things You'll Need

In order to apply for this course you'll need to think about getting a few things ready before you apply.

  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English  
    If required - you can check using our tool
  • Reasons for applying (2500 characters)
  • Proposed Supervisor (M)
  • Research proposal (M)
    The research proposal should be between 1,000 and 2,000 words in length and should identify an area or topic of Egyptological research that the student intends to pursue in their dissertation. Applicants are strongly advised to contact the course director to discuss the research proposal prior to submitting an application.
  • Sample of work (1)
    Applicants should submit a sample of written academic work of c. 2000 words, preferably one submitted as assessed coursework in a previous degree. You can submit an extract from a longer work if necessary.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

If you wish to be considered for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship you will also need to provide the following:

  • Gates Cambridge Reference  
  • Research Proposal (PhD applicants only)

See Gates Cambridge for more information.

Key Information

10 months full-time

Study Mode : Taught

Master of Philosophy

Department of Archaeology

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2023
Application deadline
April 24, 2024
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2024

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Course Funding Deadline
Jan. 4, 2024
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 11, 2023

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2024, Lent 2025 and Easter 2025.

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