My main Masters teaching is for those doing the specialist Egyptian module of the Masters in Archaeology.
For this a time period is chosen by the students and will form the basis for the seminars. Since all students must have some background in Egyptian archaeology (for example having taken the Egyptian modules offered to undergraduates at Cardiff) they are in a position to decide on the chronological period of greatest interest to them. Themes are then identified within this time frame and reading set each week. A weekly seminar covers the topic and generates further research.
There is an essay each semester, and work from the seminars is also submitted to build a portfolio. There are no examinations for the Masters courses in Archaeology at Cardiff. The final part of the course involves a research dissertation of 20,000 words on the special topic chosen by the student. For my students these topics will cover an aspect of Egyptian archaeology.
As well as specialist Egyptian modules I contribute to the teaching of Research Skills and sometimes also to the ‘Writing Archaeology’ module.
Beyond the M.A./MSc. teaching I also supervise students researching for the MPhil degree and for PhDs. These are usually in aspects of Egyptian archaeology or early technology. The word limit for a PhD in archaeology at Cardiff is 80,000 words.