About us


Ancient Egypt and Western Asia: archaeology, history and languages (AEWA) is a two-year graduate degree that offers advanced courses of study in the languages, cultures, archaeology and history of ancient Egypt and Western Asia.

A degree in Humanities, with a background in history, archaeology or the languages and scripts of one or more of the ancient civilisations of Egypt and West Asia, is advisable.

The course provides students with a multidisciplinary approach based on a mixture of theory and practice, leading them to develop critical thought in scientific research. The MA programme includes teaching in history, archaeology, culture, and languages of ancient and late Egypt and Western Asia (ranging from philology to museology, history of religions to material culture).

The historical and archaeological areas of interest include Egypt, Anatolia, the Levant, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Arabia, India, Uzbekistan and Xinjiang. The languages range from ancient Egyptian to Akkadian, Hittite, Ugaritic, Syriac, Middle Iranian languages and Sanskrit.