Egyptology (Master)

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The master’s programme in Egyptology builds on the knowledge and competences acquired in the bachelor’s programme in Egyptology. It equips students with advanced and specialised knowledge of the methods and practices of the individual subject areas of Egyptology (language, script and literature, archaeology, art and architecture, as well as history and religion) and their relevance for professional practice. Graduates of the master’s programme in Egyptology are qualified to use their methodological and subject-specific knowledge in independent research.

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 898

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: German

NO entrance examination


new Curriculum - starting winter semester 2019/20


Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study Programme

The master’s programme consists of compulsory modules on the following subject areas: stages of the egyptian language and script, art and architecture, archaeology, and philology and textual scholarship. In addition, students have to select 2 out of 5 elective modules (philology, art history, archaeology, Egypt and Sudan, Mobility Module). To complete the programme, the students have to pass the compulsory Module: Master’s module and have to write a master’s thesis and pass a master’s examination.

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

  • Archaeology
  • Intercultural competences
  • Papyrology
  • Studies in classical antiquity
  • Epigraphy

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

Graduates are able to successfully demonstrate the competences they acquired in professional practice (as teachers at adult education institutions) or at academic and research institutions related to the field. Furthermore, they can organise and stage academic and cultural events, and manage institutions in the academic and cultural sector or in comparable occupational fields (museums, libraries, tourism, public administration, diplomatic service, cultural management, publishing and media).

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University of Vienna regularly surveys graduates after the completion of their degree programmes about their experience with their degree programme and the university itself. The survey gives you insight into graduates perspectives of their studies from a subject and organizational related point of view.

Information about the Graduate Survey

Career Tracking of Graduates

The alumni tracking provides information on the career progression of the graduates of the University of Vienna and provides orientation for entry into the profession after graduation (e.g. search duration of first job, salary development and sectors in which graduates are active).

Information about the Career Tracking of Graduates