Faculty of PhilosophyEgyptology – Bachelor 25%

Egyptology is the study of ancient Egyptian civilisation in all of its aspects. The time span covered comprises approximately 5,500 years, beginning in prehistory in the fifth millenium 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
Fees and contributions171.80 € / Semester
Application procedureSubjects with no admission restrictions
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.
Part-time optionYes

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 the hieroglyphic script and the Middle Egyptian language and will gain insight into the culture, history, archaeology, and art of ancient Egypt.

Course Structure

The degree programme is divided into the areas “Script and Language” and “Religion, Archaeology, History, Literature, Methodology”. Each of these areas includes an introductory and a basic module.

Script and Language:

  • In the introductory module, students will learn the hieroglyphic script and the Middle Egyptian grammar.
  • In the subsequent basic modules, students will expand their language skills through the reading of Middle Egyptian texts.

Religion, Archaeology, History, Literature, Methodology (in parallel to the language modules):

  • In the introductory area, students attend a lecture and a preparatory seminar after which they will have an overview of ancient Egyptian civilisation and general research areas of Egyptology.
  • As part of the basics area, students can choose between a main seminar, which conveys basic knowledge on main domains in Egyptology, and a lecture with an associated practice class, which discusses specific issues in Egyptology.

In the specialisation area, students in the minor subject can set their own focus in either “Script and Language” or in “Religion, Archaeology, History, Literature, Methdology”.