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Master programme Egyptian Studies

Contents and focus of the degree programme:

The master's programme in Egyptian Studies deepens the basics already acquired in the subdisciplines of Egyptian culture. These include archaeology, history, art, language, script, religion, building history and literature. The development and adoption of new scientific methods is also trained. Moreover, much emphasis is put on the acquisition of social skills, e.g. working in a team and communication skills. An increased willingness for mobility as well as the ability to adapt to other cultures and tolerance are promoted.

Higher education institution:
Universität Wien
Group of fields of study:
Degree programme:
Egyptian Studies
Master programme
Academic degree:
Master of Arts, MA
4 Semester / 120 ECTS*

Contact & Information materials:

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 19,20
tuition fee - ask at your institution Detailed information
Stay abroad:
Not compulsory
Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl. 2012/13, Stk. 25 (Nr. 158), i.d.F. MBl. 2015/16, Stk. 12 (Nr. 50.1)

Definition of the field of studies

The degree programme in Egyptian Studies deals with Egyptian culture in all its subdisciplines as well as their aspects and manifestations and unites them into a holistic picture.


The master's programme is divided into the compulsory modules of Egyptian language, Egyptian history / archaeology and art, and Egyptian intellectual history. From the alternative compulsory modules educational dig and papyrology / museum studies / text students have to choose one. While the alternative compulsory module educational dig includes an excursion to Egyptian excavations the compulsory module papyrology / museum studies / text deals with the translation and historical classification of papyri and Egyptian texts. Moreover, students have to study a compulsory master's module. At the end of the programme students have to write a master's thesis. They have to choose the topic of the master's thesis from one of the compulsory or alternative compulsory modules. After having passed all prescribed modules and exams and after the master's thesis has been marked with a pass grade students can sit the master's examination. This includes the complete subject area that is related to the master's thesis.

Entrance examinations


Supplementary examinations