The master's programme is divided into the compulsory modules of Egyptian language, Egyptian history / archaeology and art, and Egyptian intellectual history. From the alternative compulsory modules educational dig and papyrology / museum studies / text students have to choose one. While the alternative compulsory module educational dig includes an excursion to Egyptian excavations the compulsory module papyrology / museum studies / text deals with the translation and historical classification of papyri and Egyptian texts. Moreover, students have to study a compulsory master's module. At the end of the programme students have to write a master's thesis. They have to choose the topic of the master's thesis from one of the compulsory or alternative compulsory modules. After having passed all prescribed modules and exams and after the master's thesis has been marked with a pass grade students can sit the master's examination. This includes the complete subject area that is related to the master's thesis.