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.