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Master programme Egyptian Studies

Contents and focus of the degree programme:

The master programme 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:
University of Vienna
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
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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 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 programme is divided into the compulsory modules Egyptian language, Egyptian history / archaeology and art, and Egyptian intellectual history. From the alternative compulsory modules educational dig and papyrology / museum studies / text one is to be chosen. 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 a compulsory master module is to be studied. At the end of the programme a master thesis is to be written. The topic of the master thesis is to be chosen from one of the compulsory or alternative compulsory modules. After having passed all prescribed modules and exams and after the master thesis has been marked with a pass grade the master exam can be taken. This includes the full subject area that is related to the master thesis.

Entrance examinations


Supplementary examinations