University 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

General information

  • UAB University Master's Degree
  • Course begins on 19/09/2022
  • Beginning of the pre-enrolment period 20/02/2023
    See the calendar
  • Pre-registration period: Closed
  • Places: 30 places (20 on-site and 10 virtual))
  • Price: €27.67 per credit (EU citizens and non-EU holding an EU residence permit). 2024/25 Academic year.
    €75 per credit (non-EU citizens who do not hold an EU residence permit). 2024/25 Academic year.

  • Language: Spanish (100%)
  • Mode: On-site or virtual

  • Teaching centre: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
51 Máster Oficial de Egiptología

This master's degree is biannual and will not open the pre-registration for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Are you interested in becoming an Egyptologist? Would you like to dedicate your life to the study of Ancient Egypt, do fieldwork in the Nile valley or conduct other professional activities related to the ancient land of the Pharaohs?

The objective of the UAB master's degree in Egyptology is to train professional Egyptologists, both in the academic and research field and in the archaeological field and other professional activities (museums, cultural tourism, publishing houses, heritage management, dissemination, etc.).

The programme consists of 120 credits, distributed into eleven modules offered over the span of two academic years. Five of these modules are dedicated to language studies, another five contain historical and cultural contents, and the eleventh module corresponds to the Final Master Thesis. Lectures can be taken on-site or remotely, and the programme also includes a wide range of mobility programmes (museums and academic institutions around the world and archaeological activities in Egypt). All lectures are offered in Spanish.

There are a total of 20 places for students interested in enrolling in the on-site modality, while another 10 are available for those interested in studying online, in particular among international students. Students may also enrol in the master's degree as full-time students, and complete the programme in two years, or as part-time students, by enrolling in modules during a four-year period in order to be able to combine work and studying.

The master's degree offers the possibility of choosing one of two specialisations: the research specialisation allows graduates to continue onto a PhD programme, so that those who wish to can develop their doctoral thesis on issues related to Egyptology. The UAB offers a PhD programme in Studies in Antiquity and the Middle Ages, which includes a line of research in Egyptology and Ancient Oriental Studies.

Career options

The master's degree in Egyptology prepares students to enter a variety of professional sectors, such as teaching (universities, private institutes, etc.), research into Egyptology, fieldwork (missions to Egypt), publishing activities (translation or editing of works in Egyptology), cultural tourism (specialised trips), museums and conservation of Egyptian heritage, cultural management, etc.


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