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Master of Egyptology

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Study contents

The interdisciplinary Masters programme in Egyptology combines ancient Egyptian culture, its history, and archaeology. Within this study you will acquire in-depth knowledge about the many different cultural aspects of the North African region. Architecture, literature and religion are only some examples of the variety of topics. Historically, you will analyse the social and economic cross-cutting issues in ancient Egypt. Therefore basic skills in archaeology are obligatory as this Masters programme frequently uses historical sources and resources as methodological tools.

The time period your study deals with is usually ranges from 300 BC up to 400 AD. Hence, this course is a Master of History; however, one with a very specific focus. Modern Egypt of the 21st century will not come across your regular path too often. Nevertheless, the interdisciplinary character of Egyptian studies offers enough alternation. It is not unusual for a student of Egyptology to look into the development of ancient medicine in the region or at the rule of law at that time.

Admission requirements 

The educational requirements for being admitted as a future student of Egyptology include academic qualifications in History, Cultural Studies, Egyptology itself or another subject area in the Humanities or Social Sciences. Moreover, language proficiency in Latin or Greek and French, sometimes even Egyptian, is also required in most cases. Usually, the admission requirements vary among the different university institutions, but a Bachelors degree or equivalent is a must in order to be admitted to the two-year Masters programme.

Career prospects 

Most career prospects with a Masters degree in Egyptology lie in the R&D sector. Teaching or academic research are the most appealing job opportunities for most degree holders in this field of study. Nevertheless, you can also pursue a career in tourism, cultural institutes, organisations or museums.

Apply for your Master of Egyptology at one of the universities listed below:

    study programmes     universities
comprehensive profile   Contemporary Asian and Middle Eastern Studies   comprehensive profile   University of Tartu
  Egyptology   comprehensive profile   Leiden University
  Egyptology (Research)   comprehensive profile   Leiden University
  Egyptology     University of Cambridge
  Biomedical and Forensic Studies in Egyptology     University of Manchester
  Antiquity: Egyptology     University of Birmingham
  Egyptology     University of Oxford
  Egyptology (MRes)     University of Liverpool
  Egyptology     University of Birmingham
  Archaeology of Egypt and the Near East     University College London
  Egyptology (MPhil)     University of Liverpool
  Ancient Egyptian Culture     Swansea University
  Egyptology     University of Liverpool
  Ägyptologie     Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
  Sciences de l’antiquité     Université de Genève
  Ägyptologie     Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
  Ägyptologie     Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
  Ägyptologie     Universität Basel
  Ägyptologie     Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
  Ancient Egypt in the Classical Period     New Bulgarian University
  Ägyptologie / Altorientalistik     Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
  Ancient Languages and Literatures : Oriental Studies     Université libre de Bruxelles
  Orientalistica: egitto, vicino e medio oriente     Università di Pisa
  Ägyptologie     Universität Wien
  Ägyptologie     Universität Leipzig
  Ägyptologie und Koptologie     Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München
  Ägyptologie und Koptologie     Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
  História     Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  Egyptologie et copte     Université de Genève
  Ägyptologie     Freie Universität (FU) Berlin
  Egyptology     University of Copenhagen
  Sprach- und Kulturtransfer in Afrika     Universität zu Köln
  ...     ...
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