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