We run occasional free taster courses in Egyptology, which are open to anyone with an internet connection.
These courses are designed to introduce you to our teaching staff and enable you to experience e-learning before committing to one of our other courses.
Please note that our taster courses are run on various commercial platforms. You will register for your chosen course via the relevant platform and not via The University of Manchester.
This means that, though they are broadly similar in style and structure to our more formal courses, these taster courses are not identical to our formal courses. In particular, none of these taster courses has the level of tutor engagement that you will find on our other courses.
Our taster courses
BLUE: a symposium exploring aspects of life in ancient Egypt
Presented by experts, this symposium is the online equivalent of our regular February study day and is permanently available.
A History of Egypt in Six Objects
A six-week introduction to the history of ancient Egypt, based on the collections of the Manchester Museum. This MOOC is permanently available.
Warfare and Weapons in Ancient Egypt
This course explores the art, archaeology, texts and technology of Egyptian weapons and warfare from c 3100 to 1000 BCE.
Ancient Egypt with Mumford the Mummy
A series of short, online lessons about ancient Egyptian history and geography for children aged about 7-10 years old.