The Faculty of Oriental Studies offers several graduate degrees including MPhil in Egyptology (a two-year Masters), MSt (one-year Masters) and DPhil (doctorate through a thesis; visit here for more information), and many Egyptology graduates are members of Queen’s, due to the subject’s historic association with the College.

Current graduate students are working on a wide range of topics, including the representation of wives in Theban tomb-chapels, temple graffiti, constructions of gender in the divine world, and Old Kingdom saints. The College offers the Barns studentship in Egyptology, named after Prof J W B Barns (1912-1974), which is open to those who intend to begin postgraduate research in Egyptology.

Occasionally, depending on financial circumstances, the Barns Fund may be able to make grants to assist current graduates in Egyptology. Enquiries as to whether such funds are available should be addressed in the first instance to the Chair of Egyptology and the Academic Administrator who will then advise what form any application should take.