Egyptology (Master)

Wall painting of an Egyptian dancer.

© Museo Egizio Turin

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 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


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Data updated on: 28.12.2022

*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 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:

  • Archaeology
  • Intercultural competences
  • Textual Scholarship
  • Art
  • Hieroglyphics

... 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 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 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.

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 ...

  • 73% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,592 gross/month.
  • 8% of graduates work in the education 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".