Course at a glance


This diploma is designed to explore Egyptology. Within this course you will learn about geography of Egypt and why the Nile River was crucial in the development of this iconic society. You will also investigate different historical periods of ancient Egypt and explore many of the monumental buildings, cities and temple complexes as well as consider some of the artefacts and individuals that made Egyptian civilization so unique.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will have an opportunity to learn about the history behind the country of Egypt
  • To review the buildings and tombs
  • Look at different cities and surroundings
  • A review of how to use different artefacts and individuals which made Egypt unique

This course consists of Ten Units and is a qualification awarded by Oxford Learning College, in its own right; with the quality assurance of a leading awarding body (CIE Global) that hallmarks this professional qualification.

Assessment Objectives (AO)

AO: 1

Students must select and demonstrate clearly relevant knowledge and understanding through the use of evidence, examples and correct language and terminology appropriate to the course of study. This assessment, involves two written assignments: one halfway through the course and following the final unit. Both are assessed and graded by the assigned tutor, according to college procedures.

AO: 2

Students must critically evaluate and justify a point of view through the use of evidence and reasoned argument. Students can include evidence in different formats to support their written work such as documentation or images to support their course.

Quality of Written Communication (QWC)

In addition, OLC require students’ to produce written material in English, candidates must: ensure that text is legible and that spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPG) are accurate so that meaning is clear; select and use a form and style of writing appropriate to studying a complex subject matter; organise information clearly and coherently, using specialist vocabulary when appropriate and Harvard referencing of citation and sources. In this Specification, SPG will be assessed in all tutor marked assignments (TMAs)

To ensure that we maintain quality standards; all our students written assignments are subject to our plagiarism policy and procedure.

Accredited Level 3 Egyptology Diploma Entry Requirement

Entry to this Accredited Level 3 Egyptology Diploma requires that potential students have gained GCSE/IGCSE or equivalent qualifications and have, good English oral, reading and writing skills.

Advice on enrolment and guidance of prior learning (APL) can be obtained through out contact centre. The course is a rolling programme and can be started at any point in the year. Successful students can go on to Higher Education, including remaining as students at OLC to complete courses in our portfolio of higher awards.

All students must be aged 16 or over.


The coursework is assessed through continuous assessment with no formal exit examinations.

Study Hours

Approximately: 200 hours of personal study time for the entire course is recommended. All of which is supported by the OLC Course Tutor, who we greatly encourage students to access support from throughout their course.

Quality Assurance

This course has been developed by the College’s professional team of tutors to meet the needs of sector based employers and employees. It is also part of the College’s validated level three Diplomas’, recognised internationally, as verified and moderated Centre for Interactive Education (CIE Global). Further details of our accreditations are provided on our website.

Accredited Level 3 Egyptology Diploma Course Length

1 Year.

Awarding Body


Accredited Level 3 Egyptology Diploma Course Content

The whole level three diploma has TEN (10) specific units of study, which are sub-divided into topic areas these are:

Accredited Level 3 Egyptology Diploma Unit 1: The Land and People

In this unit you will learn about the historical modules to follow and examines the land and people of Ancient Egypt. You will gain an understanding of Egypt’s Ecology and Environment as well as the natural resources that the ancient Egyptians exploited are also considered.

Accredited Level 3 Egyptology Diploma Unit 2: A History of Egyptology

Within this unit you will explore the history, exploration and research of Egypt. You will research Egypt from the 18th century and has continued through to today. You will gain an knowledge of the Western explorers of Egypt and will also highlight the attitudes and interpretation of Egypt’s ancient ruins during the Medieval and Renaissance periods.

Accredited Level 3 Egyptology Diploma Unit 3: The Predynastic Period

Through this unit you will explore the earliest periods of ancient Egyptian history, culminating in the Predynastic period. The module explores the pre-Neolithic period and the settlement of the Nile Valley by human beings as well as evidence for the first farming communities in Egypt.

Accredited Level 3 Egyptology Diploma Unit 4: The Old Kingdom Period

Here you will discover the cult of kingship in Egypt as well as the religious, economic and social changes that took place during the Old Kingdom period. Finally, the module explores the decline of the Old Kingdom and the first of ancient Egypt’s ‘Dark Ages’; the First Intermediate Period and the rise of the Theban kings and the reunification of Egypt.

Accredited Level 3 Egyptology Diploma Unit 5: The Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period

In this unit you will learn about The Middle Kingdom was a period of renewal and resurgence for Egypt and in this module you will explore the achievements of the period and the reigns of its many kings. Beginning with the 11th Dynasty and the reunification of Upper and Lower Egypt, the module will take you through the reigns of several notable pharaohs including Mentuhotep II and III.

Accredited Level 3 Egyptology Diploma Unit 6: The New Kingdom

You will explore the presentation of examines the reign of the boy-king Tutankhamun, made famous by the discovery of his largely intact tomb by Howard Carter, before introducing the 19th Dynasty and the great Pharaohs Sety I and Ramses II. The module ends with a discussion of the decline in power of ancient Egypt under the later Ramessid kings during Egypt’s 20th Dynasty.

Accredited Level 3 Egyptology Diploma Unit 7: The Third Intermediate Period and Late Period

How you review chronological history module of the course and discusses the last of Egypt’s ‘Dark Ages’ as well as the period known as the Third Intermediate Period and the evidence and developments of Egypt’s 21st, 22nd and 23rd dynasties and other historical event.

Accredited Level 3 Egyptology Diploma Unit 8: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt

You will be led through a series of case studies sourced from archaeological findings as well as ancient Egyptian texts, tomb-paintings and artefacts in order to discover what life and death were like for the inhabitants of ancient Egypt. You will also research, the River Nile, food production and transportation.

Accredited Level 3 Egyptology Diploma Unit 9: Ancient Egyptian Achievement

This unit is exploring ancient Egypt and the great achievements of its craftsmen, architects and engineers. The achievements of the ancient Egyptians have left a marked impression of societies and still influence us in ways today. The module explores some of these ancient Egyptian achievements including the Pyramid Complexes of Giza and Saqqara; the craft skills of ancient Egyptian potters and metal smith.

Accredited Level 3 Egyptology Diploma Unit 10: Research in Egyptology

In this final unit explores the aspects of Egyptian history and future opportunities for further research in Egyptology. The module looks at questions and controversies in Egyptology, and considers the ancient Egyptian’s own perceptions of history and time, as well as their relationships with the outside world.


This Accredited Level 3 Egyptology Diploma can be used to gain entry to a Level 4 Diploma or higher.