Egyptology (Bachelor)

Wall painting of an Egyptian dancer.

The bachelor’s programme in Egyptology aims at imparting skills that are required to understand all aspects of a culture to integrate them into a comprehensive picture. The most important subdisciplines of Egyptology are: archaeology, history, art, language, script, literature, religion, architectural history and field archaeology. Graduates are familiar with the different methods and theories of the individual subdisciplines and know how to apply them.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 698

6 semesters / 180 ECTS Credits (including 60 ECTS credits of extension curricula)

Language: German

NO entrance exam


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Data updated on: 5.8.2021

*Click here for further information on statistical data in the field of teaching and learning. (in German)


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 bachelor’s programme comprises an Introductory and Orientation Period (Principles of Thinking in Historical and Cultural Studies, Middle Egyptian: Language and Script, Ancient Egypt: An Introduction Part 1), introductory courses on the history of Egypt, archaeology, history of art and culture, literature, history of architecture and a specialisation in two fields of practice (to be selected from: philology, history of art and culture, archaeology, Greek, Akkadian, literature, Mobility Module). To successfully complete the programme, students have to write a bachelor’s thesis.

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Hieroglyphs
  • Archaeology
  • Epigraphy
  • History of Art
  • Architecture

... and many more.

 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 have the necessary competences to pursue a career in the following areas (among others):

  • in the area of teaching (national and international universities, adult education institutions)
  • in the area of academia and research (Austrian Archaeological Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, international research institutions)
  • at museums and libraries
  • in tourism (in Austria and abroad)
  • in public administration (e.g. diplomatic service)
  • in cultural management (planning and organising academic and cultural events)
  • in publishing and media.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University asks graduates to provide their opinion about the degree programme immediately after graduating. The survey results show how graduates evaluate the degree programme they completed from a subject-specific and organisational perspective.


The graduate survey is an important feedback tool for continuously improving the quality of studies.

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.3 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.2 (appropriate)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 14 graduates.

*Detailed information about the implementation, analysis and use of the survey as well as further data can be found in the bachelor’s programme in Egyptology graduation survey (in German).

Career Tracking of Graduates

The tracking of graduates provides information about the career paths of the University of Vienna graduates and aims at providing guidance for career entry after graduation (e.g. questions about the duration of job search until first employment after graduation, salary development and sectors that graduates are active in).

3 years after graduation ...

  • 60% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,424 gross/month.
  • 8% of graduates work in the retail trade sector.

*You can find precise information on implementation, evaluation and use as well as further data for this degree programme in the graduate tracking "Arts and Humanities".