BA Egyptology

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
3 years
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Entry Requirements

  • Higher-education entrance qualification
  • Good German-language knowledge.
    • The “Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH)” is the German language proficiency examination required for admission to universities


The Introductory Language module establishes a fundamental knowledge of hieroglyphic script and the grammar of Middle Egyptian. The module rounds off with an Orientation Test.

The Basic module turns to account the knowledge of the language acquired in the Introductory module, using close reading of Egyptian texts to familiarise students with the practice of reading and translation.

The In-Depth module supplements the knowledge acquired up to this point with the acquisition of hieratic script and New Egyptian.

The Introductory Culture module consists of two preparatory seminars imparting initial knowledge of the culture, history, archaeology and art of ancient Egypt. A collection practical and an excursion seminar followed by an excursion to a museum make up the Basic module providing an overview of the most important archaeological monument genres, construction history and the visual arts.

The closing In-Depth module extends the knowledge acquired thus far with two advanced seminars. The B.A. course in Egyptology as the 1st main subject concludes with two closing modules. They encompass the production of a written B.A. thesis in the break between the 5th and 6th semester (closing module 1) and an oral examination after the 6thsemester (closing module 2).

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