The objective of the UAB master's degree in Egyptology is to train professional Egyptologists, i.e. provide students with the contents and competences to allow them to become professionals in the academic and research sector (continuing on to a PhD programme), as well as in the museum sector, in Egyptian fieldwork and in other professional fields. The master's degree offers Catalan, Spanish, Latin American and other Spanish-speaking university students an official specialised programme in Egyptology adapted to their specific academic, cultural and language needs. This allows students to carry out their studies in Egyptology in their own specific academic environment.

This master's degree is oriented towards research and includes 120 credits distributed into seven modules and two academic years. Students will enrol in four the first year and three modules the second year. Six of these modules are classroom-based and are worth 15 credits each; Three of them focus on language and the other three on historical and cultural themes. The seventh module is dedicated to the Master Thesis, worth 30 ECTS credits, of which 7.5 credits belong to Egyptological Research Methodology.
Completing your master's degree enables you to continue onto a PhD programme. Graduates of the UAB's official master's degree in Egyptology interested in a PhD programme can choose to enrol in the university's PhD in Antiquity and the Middle Ages. This programme offers a line of research entitled “Egyptology and Ancient Oriental Studies” in which you will be able to prepare your PhD thesis on issues related to Egyptology, with direction from lecturers form the university or specialists from other local and international institutions, depending on your thesis topic.

The new 2019-2021 edition of the UAB official master's degree in Egyptology includes two important novelties (please visit the Mobility section):
a)     First, the UAB's Institute for Ancient Middle Eastern Studies (IEPOA) will once again in 2019 resume its archaeological activities in Egypt. The IEPOA has opened and will continue to open periodically in the future calls for archaeologists, technicians (ceramologists, conservators, anthropologists, etc.) and epigraphists, with the aim of completing the excavation mission team. These calls, addressed mainly to master's degree graduates and doctoral students of the UAB PhD programme in Antiquity and the Middle Ages, allows members to conduct fieldwork in Egypt and acquire hands-on training in their respective fields.
b)     Second, the master's degree coordination has organised a new mobility grants programme, also addressed to master's degree graduates and PhD students. The objective is each year to help students spend a work placement or research stay abroad, either in Europe (Egyptology museums, such as the Louvre, the British Museum, the Museo Egizio in Turin and the Vatican Museums) or in Egypt (American University in Cairo), through a variety of Erasmus programmes and exchange agreements signed between the UAB and institutions abroad.
This master's degree is offered in collaboration with the UAB Institute for Ancient Middle Eastern Studies (IEPOA). Students will have access to the institute's library and can sign up for online courses on Egyptology and participate in their research projects and archaeological missions in Egypt (please visit the Mobility section).

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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.

Teaching timetable

Official UAB

25 places

Beginning of the pre-enrolment period 11/01/2019
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Pre-enrolment open
Price: €46.11 per credit (EU citizens and non-EU holding a Spanish residence permit). 2018/19 Academic year.
€75 per credit (non-EU citizens who do not hold a Spanish residence permit). 2018/19 Academic year.
Course begins on 16/09/2019
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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