The University of Pisa offers the largest learning program in Egyptology in Italy. The university courses are organized as lectures, seminars and workshops. Their aim is the education, both basic and specialized, in the field of history, culture, language, writings and archeology of ancient Egypt.
The educational path begins with the courses in the Bachelor’s degree in “Lettere” (Literature) and “Scienze dei Beni Culturali” (Cultural Heritage) and continues with those in the specialized Master’s degree in “Orientalistica: Egitto, Vicino e Medio Oriente” (Oriental Studies: Egypt, Near and Middle East).
The educational workshops, the training courses at museums and “Sovrintendenze” (regional boards of the ministry of cultural heritage and environmental conservation) and the archaeological excavations in Egypt allow a practical approach to the subject. Summer schools on specific topics are periodically organized and offer further training opportunities for more advanced theoretical and methodological skills.
In addition, it is possible to pursue one’s own research interests in Egyptology via the PhD opportunities which are assigned through competition.