Tuesday, 27 July 2010

BA in Egyptology online, is there a demand?

As you know I am doing the Certificate in Egyptology with Manchester University. I am totally loving it as do my fellow students. A number of us having been asking if it was possible to do a BA. At the recent graduation ceremony for the Certificate students Rosalie David announced that they are looking into this. Now my understanding is it will take a while and they have to get formal approval. obviously with financial cut backs etc they are going to have to put a good case and I suspect the course will have to be self funding.

I have set up a Facebook page We-want-an-online-BA-in-Egyptology so people can register an interest. This is not an official page but I am sure it will help them put there case if they see a lot of people on there. If you are not a Facebook person why not put a comment here, saying yes I would be interested and any questions you might have and I can cut and paste them there.


Kate Phizackerley said...

It's a good idea but I think it would be better through the OU than Manchester. That would get much better take up as people could also incude Egyptology modules as part of an open degree.

I think though that any course should have a high scientific content and be a BSc not a BA.

Thutmose said...

I'm definitely interested and have spread the word.

Shell said...

I know at least 2 people who would be interested in this (one of them being my husband).

How did you go about it?


Jane Akshar said...

Are you facebook, if so join the group and info will be spread through that, also any updates will be put on this blog