Graduate Diploma in Ancient Egypt: Spaces, Languages, Identities

Introduction

The postgraduate course titled Ancient Egypt: Areas, Languages, Identities offered by the IEPOA at the UAB is adapted to the guidelines of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and taught over a single academic year. It is aimed not so much at university students who wish to make Egyptology their profession or field of specialised research (this is the purpose of the UAB masterís degree in Egyptology), but, rather, at university students or an educated public in general who are already degree holders and wish to undertake general training in Egyptology. In this respect, as regards the framework for study, this is a part-time programme (unlike the masterís degree, which is full-time), allowing registration from applicants who are currently in employment. The nature and profile of the course is academic; it does not capacitate participants in a professional or research-based manner.

The postgraduate program is designed as introduction and general training in Egyptology, and covers various issues such as written media, society, science, history and culture. It is designed for those who have no previous knowledge of the discipline; the starting level is therefore that of absolute beginner. Egyptian culture is studied from different thematic ambits and distinct approaches and methods in order to provide participants with an understanding of aspects of this civilization that are both fundamental yet also particularly attractive.
A prerequisite for obtaining this diploma is to obtain the certificate for the UAB course in Egyptology on the coursera platform. Please note that the modules provide detailed coverage of aspects that are either untreated on coursera or else are treated succinctly. The ultimate aim is for students to acquire a global understanding of the civilization of the ancient Egyptians through its most characteristic topics or or through issues of singular interest.

Objectives

- Understand the basic of hieroglyphic writing and the written culture of Ancient Egypt.
- Understand the different manifestation of astronomy through the worlds of funerals and architecture.
- Understand the concept of time and its manifestations.
- Understand the internal dynamics of Egyptian society through gender studies.
- Understand the geology and way of exploiting ornamental materials and construction.

- Understand the economic dynamics that established the trade routes.
- Be able to interpret Egyptian images and symbology from the study of iconography.
- Have access to the efficient methodological and bibliographical tools to be able to continue studying autonomously after the postgraduate diploma is completed.

Access requirements

Access to the programme requires applicants to hold a university degree or diploma in any area.
Admission will also be granted to applicants without such qualifications, who will be awarded a certificate only.
The course is essentially intended for graduates from any branch of the humanities and social sciences; but it is also aimed at graduates in other areas and at those without university qualifications who have humanistic interests and understanding.
A prerequisite for obtaining this diploma is to obtain the certificate for the UAB course in Egyptology on the coursera platform. Please note that the modules provide detailed coverage of aspects that are either untreated on coursera or else are treated succinctly. The ultimate aim is for students to acquire a global understanding of the civilization of the ancient Egyptians through its most characteristic topics or or through issues of singular interest.

Career opportunities

This postgraduate course is of an academic profile; it does not capacitate participants in any professional manner. However, our students tend to develop activities within the following working areas (for which this course enables their participation):
- Personal work and research.
- Teaching (Egyptological content in secondary education, at university, in private organisations, etc.).
- Participation in archaeological expeditions and projects in Egypt.
- Publishing (translation or editing Egyptological works).
- Cultural tourism (specialised tourism).
- Museum work, exhibitions and the conservation of Egyptological heritage.
- Cultural management in Egyptological ambits.
- Cultural journalism.

Contact

Jose Lull Garcia

Phone: 935868834

E-mail: jose.lull@uab.cat

UAB Graduate Diploma

3 Edition
Places: 50
Orientation: Academic
30 ECTS
Code: 3517/3
Price: 1680 §

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Modality: Online
Location: Online
Dates: from 24/10/2017 to 02/06/2018
Teaching language:
Spanish (100%)
Coordinating centres:
Instituto Interuniversitario de Estudios del Průximo Oriente Antiguo

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