Overview

The subject of the master’s course is ancient Egypt with its prehistoric, pharaonic and late antique legacies (5th millennium BC to 1st millennium AD). All areas of existence and forms of expression of these cultures are included. The methodological approach is characterized by the parallel consideration of philological-linguistic and archaeological sources. Objectively, society, economy, history, religion, architecture, art, literature, language and science of these cultures are considered equally. In view of the activities of the ancient Egyptian state that extended far into the neighboring regions and the radiance of the cultures of ancient Egypt, which encompassed numerous neighboring and subsequent cultures, neighboring geographical areas, in particular the Nubian Nile Valley, are also important. the adjacent desert areas, the Sinai and the Levant, as well as the history of the reception and transformation of Pharaonic, Byzantine and early Islamic Egypt into genuine areas of work in Egyptology. The master’s degree deepens and expands specialist and methodological knowledge in the field of Egyptology and integrates interdisciplinary elements. Due to the strong international orientation of the subject, the students of the master’s course are introduced to international issues, research and work practices in science. The master’s course provides in-depth knowledge in the subject areas of Egyptology, the research methods and the relevant theoretical foundations. as well as the history of the reception and transformation of Pharaonic, Byzantine and early Islamic Egypt into genuine areas of work in Egyptology. The master’s degree deepens and expands specialist and methodological knowledge in the field of Egyptology and integrates interdisciplinary elements. Due to the strong international orientation of the subject, the students of the master’s course are introduced to international issues, research and work practices in science. The master’s course provides in-depth knowledge in the subject areas of Egyptology, the research methods and the relevant theoretical foundations. as well as the history of the reception and transformation of Pharaonic, Byzantine and early Islamic Egypt into genuine areas of work in Egyptology. The master’s degree deepens and expands specialist and methodological knowledge in the field of Egyptology and integrates interdisciplinary elements. Due to the strong international orientation of the subject, the students of the master’s course are introduced to international issues, research and work practices in science. The master’s course provides in-depth knowledge in the subject areas of Egyptology, the research methods and the relevant theoretical foundations. The master’s degree deepens and expands specialist and methodological knowledge in the field of Egyptology and integrates interdisciplinary elements. Due to the strong international orientation of the subject, the students of the master’s course are introduced to international issues, research and work practices in science. The master’s course provides in-depth knowledge in the subject areas of Egyptology, the research methods and the relevant theoretical foundations. The master’s degree deepens and expands specialist and methodological knowledge in the field of Egyptology and integrates interdisciplinary elements. Due to the strong international orientation of the subject, the students of the master’s course are introduced to international issues, research and work practices in science. The master’s course provides in-depth knowledge in the subject areas of Egyptology, the research methods and the relevant theoretical foundations. Research and work practices introduced to science. The master’s course provides in-depth knowledge in the subject areas of Egyptology, the research methods and the relevant theoretical foundations. Research and work practices introduced to science. The master’s course provides in-depth knowledge in the subject areas of Egyptology, the research methods and the relevant theoretical foundations.

In the master’s program, the phenomena of ethnicity, gender, regional diversity, and cultural contact and exchange play a central role. Archaeological as well as philological-linguistic working methods are equally taken into account and exemplarily brought together in a synthesis.

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The master’s degree in Egyptology is divided into the modules of the compulsory area and the modules of the elective area.

The structure and course of the course are regulated by the course regulations. It contains detailed descriptions of the content and qualification goals of each individual module and an exemplary course plan. The examination regulations define the type and requirements of the examination performances of the modules and the master’s examination. In the regulations, the credit points (CP) for each module or event as well as the workload in hours for the entire course are specified.

The master's thesis should show that the students are able to independently work on and present a research task using scientific methods. After successfully completing the study program, the university degree Master of Arts (MA) is awarded.

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History of the language and writing of Egyptian

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Philology and textual culture of Pharaonic Egypt

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Egyptian archeology and monuments

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Theory and Interpretation in Egyptian Archeology

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Methods of Egyptology

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History and cultural history of ancient Egypt

Elective area

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Current research perspectives in Egyptology

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Practical module

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To be admitted to the master’s degree, applicants must demonstrate the following requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Classical Studies with a focus on Egyptology at the Free University of Berlin or a professional German or equivalent foreign degree in an ancient and oriental-oriented university degree in which at least 60 CP were acquired in modules or examinations that are thematically related to Ancient Egypt. Proof of successful completion of a full language course in Middle Egyptian to the extent of that offered at the Free University of Berlin is required.
  • Proof of language proficiency in English (level B2 GER) for applicants whose mother tongue is not English and who did not obtain their university degree at an educational institution where English is the language of instruction

Proof of German language skills must be provided for applicants who have completed their degree at a foreign university or equivalent institution . This can be done by passing the German language test for university entrance (DSH) or by providing evidence of an equivalent level of knowledge according to the regulations for the German language test for university entrance of foreign applicants at the Free University of Berlin.

 

CAREER PROSPECTS

Graduates have in-depth scientific knowledge and advanced professional skills.

Studying in the master’s course in Egyptology prepares students for a scientific career as well as for professional activities in the cultural and educational sectors (e.g. in publishing houses, media, cultural and educational institutions). In addition, the course qualifies for admission to doctoral studies in accordance with the respective admission requirements.


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