Faculty of PhilosophyEgyptology – Bachelor 25%

Egyptology is the study of ancient Egyptian high culture in all of its aspects. The time span covered comprises approximately 6,500 years, beginning in prehistory in the sixth century B.C.E. and ending with the Arab conquest of Egypt in 641 C.E. The geographical region to be examined consists of the Lower Nile Valley and its neighbouring regions.

Facts & Formalities

DegreeBachelor of Arts
Type of programmeUndergraduate
Start of programmeWinter semester only
Standard period of study6 semesters
Language(s) of instructionGerman (or in exceptional cases also in English)
Fees and contributions171.75 € / Semester
Application procedureSubjects with no admission restrictions
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.

Course Content

The Bachelor’s degree programme as a minor subject provides the foundation for developing linguistic and subject-specific competency in understanding the scripts, language, and culture of ancient Egypt. Students will learn about the hieroglyphics and spoken language of the Middle Egyptian period and will gain insight into the culture, history, archaeology, and art of ancient Egypt.

Course Structure

The degree programme is divided into two separate areas: “Language” and “Culture”. Each of these areas includes an introductory module and a fundamentals module. 

  • In the Language introductory module, students will learn the hieroglyphics and grammar of Middle Egyptian. At the conclusion of the module, there will be an orientation examination.  
  • In the subsequent Language fundamentals module, students will expand their language skills through the reading of texts. 
  • At the same time, in the Culture introductory module, a tutorial will instruct students the fundamentals of scientific research, while a pro-seminar will provide insight into the culture, history, archaeology, and art of ancient Egypt.  
  • This knowledge will then be expanded upon in a major seminar in the Culture fundamentals module.