A critical phase in Egyptian language and culture

Coptic studies investigates the last phase of the Egyptian language, literature, culture, and religion in the first millennium CE.

Study of Coptic is crucial to a full understanding of the Egyptian language. Egypt also forms a vital part of the early Christian world, and thousands of papyri from Roman and Late Antique Egypt document the history of the ancient world in a way not possible in other parts of the Roman empire. For these reasons, Coptic studies is both an important aspect of Egyptian, Early Christianity, and Roman studies, and a significant subject in its own right.

Students studying at St Cyrils Orthodox Theological College and Sydney College of Divinity can study Coptic units at Macquarie University as part of their degrees.

St Cyrils Coptic Orthodox Theological College and Sydney College of Divinity students

Students undertaking degrees at St Cyrils Coptic Orthodox Theological College and Sydney College of Divinity may take Coptic Studies units at Macquarie and have them credited to their St Cyrils / SCD degree. To do this, students should follow the following steps:

Postgraduate students

Undergraduate students

Students wishing to take undergraduate Coptic studies units should enrol in them via the non-award program.

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Last updated: 17 Dec 2019