Official master's degree in Egyptology

This is the first and only official university programme in Egyptology available in all of Catalonia, Spain and the rest of the Spanish-speaking world

Content Official Master's Degree in Egyptology

Basic skills

  • Knowledge and understanding that provide a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and / or applying ideas, often in a research context.
  • That the students can apply their knowledge and their ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study.
  • That students are able to integrate knowledge and handle complexity and formulate judgments based on information that was incomplete or limited, include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments.
  • Students can communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously.
  • That students have the learning skills that enable them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous.

Specific skills

  • Define the assignment, the type and the successive stages of development of the ancient Egyptian language.
  • Identify the four Egyptian Writing systems (hieroglyphic, hieratic, demotic ans Coptic) and know their uses, chronologies, signs, palaeography and way of functioning.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of grammar of medioegipcia languages (and antiguoegipcia) neoegipcia and Coptic.
  • Read, translate, parse, interpret texts critically and edit antiguoegipcios, medioegipcios and neoegipcios of different genres and on different media.
  • Demonstrate expertise of Egyptian philology, both synchronic and diachronic, as well as the different currents of thought egiptológico philological-linguistic.
  • Critically interpret texts as historical and cultural sources.
  • Support the epistemology and methodology of historiography Egyptology and evaluate the different historiographical trends of the discipline.
  • Describe the historical and cultural evolution of ancient Egypt, from the critical analysis of the textual, archaeological and iconographic sources.
  • Contextualize the historical and cultural evolution of Egypt in the wider framework of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East and evaluate the synchronicity between the Egyptian civilization and other civilizations of antiquity.
  • Describe the physical and human geography, geology, natural resources and the climate of Egypt since the beginning of the Holocene until today.
  • Describe, interpret and dating an archaeological site, a building or an artifact of ancient Egypt.
  • Explain, value and date a work of Egyptian art (painting, sculpture, relief art and furniture) in its historical, sociological and cultural context.
  • Analyze religious beliefs and the symbolic universe and ritual of ancient Egypt in its historical and cultural context through the interpretation of textual, archaeological and iconographic sources that document.
  • Reflect critically on sociological and anthropological current issues in Egyptology.
  • Apply the methods and techniques egiptológico work and the main instruments and bibliographical indexes, series and magazines, reference works and corpora of texts, dictionaries and encyclopedias Egyptology.

Cross-curricular skills

  • Critically analyze a given scientific problem based on historical and cultural sources.
  • Process and discriminate information, make catalogs and codes of textual sources or materials, prepare bibliographic databases and scientific data.
  • Organize and plan the contents of a research paper (article, monograph) and / or oral exposure (class communication conference).
  • Act in a creative and original way with solidarity and spirit of scientific collaboration.
  • Assess the quality, self-imposed, rigor, responsibility and social commitment, both in training and in the scientific and informative work.
  • Recognize and evaluate sociological or ecological issues such as gender, otherness, multiculturalism, identity, immigration and the relationship between human societies and the environment, responding to the concerns of the society of our time.
  • Teaming up with special sensitivity interdisciplinarity.