Study Ancient Egyptian and discover the ancient world of Egypt and the Near East from 3000 BCE to the 4th century CE.

Discover ancient cultures

You won’t just have the opportunity to learn how to read and write Ancient Egyptian, you’ll be able to gain an insight into the present by exploring how ancient civilisations of Egypt have contributed to the development of our modern world with regard to gender and ethnic identity, warfare, colonialism and imperialism, technology and economy. Learn about the historical and cultural achievements of dynastic Egypt through object-based learning.

You can choose a variety of subject streams, including Ancient Egyptian, archaeology, history, and/or texts in translation.

Where can Ancient Egyptian take you?

You’ll develop valuable transferable skills – such as research, writing, critical analysis and communication skills – which will equip you for careers in many areas. Graduates have gone on to become lawyers, judges, doctors, heritage consultants, journalists, archaeologists, event managers, curators and business leaders.

Being exposed to different historical paradigms and viewpoints of people from all over the world has challenged me to consider different perspectives and challenged my preconceived ideas.

Ilaria Yakimov
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Ancient World Studies.
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Where do I start?

Before you begin studying a language, there are a couple of steps you will need to take:

1. Pick how you’ll study your chosen language

There is a wide range of options available to students interested in studying Ancient Egyptian

2. Apply/Enrol

You’ll need to create an account and apply for your chosen course.

Visit your chosen course page and begin the application process.

3. Proficiency Placement

If you have previously studied Ancient Egyptian and your ability and background is greater than a beginner level, please get in contact with the course coordinator and they will provide you with more information on what level may be appropriate for your level of proficiency. You may be required to sit a short placement test or fill out a questionnaire to assess what level will be most appropriate for you.

Ancient Egyptian course coordinator:  Dr Brent Davis

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