The main focus lies on acquiring solid language skills, especially Middle Egyptian, as well as the basics for independent academic work. It is only possible to start the B.A. course in the winter semester.
(in italics: only when studying as a major)
- 1st year of study: basics of the Egyptian language and writing, introduction to subject specific research methods, and ancient Egyptian culture.
- 2nd year of study: expansion of language skills, acquisition of the 2nd language level, deepening of knowledge of the cultural history of Egypt.
- 3rd year of study: expansion of language skills, acquisition of the 2nd (or 3rd) language level, further specialization in the cultural history of Egypt, B.A. thesis, and oral examination.
A good working knowledge of English and French is essential for a successful study of Egyptology. If not already present when beginning the course of study, they should be acquired during the B.A. course, for example, within the key skill requirement.
All subjects offered at the University of Tübingen that have a corresponding curriculum of 60 credit points are currently permitted as minors.
Please be sure to contact the respective academic advisor for the subjects to clarify whether the conditions are compatible.
The following subjects are particularly suited as minors to a major in Egyptology or as a major to a minor in Egyptology:
- Classical Archaeology
- Near Eastern Archaeology
- Languages, histories, and cultures of the Near East
- Jewish studies
- Greek studies
The current exam regulations and the exam regulations for the B.A. course "Cultures of the Ancient Near East", which was closed in 2012/13 (winter semester), can be found on the website of the examination office of the Faculty of Humanities.
General part (German only) (status: 12/2019) of the B.A. course for IANES subjects (Egyptology, Assyriology, Near Eastern Archaeology and Archaeology of Palestine)
Egyptology, special part
An M.A. course in Egyptology (2 years) may follow after earning a B.A. in Egyptology or a comparable B.A. with a focus on Egyptology, which was awarded at an institution other than the University of Tübingen (minimum grade 2,3).
Since the 2016/17 winter semester, the Egyptology course has also been offering an M.A. specialization "Museums & Collections". This specializations offers students the opportunity to obtain an M.A. in Egyptology with a special focus on museology (http://www.unimuseum.uni-tuebingen.de/studium.html).
Another specialization, "Digital Humanities", was added at the beginning of the 2017/18 winter semester.