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MEDIEVAL STUDIES

DEPARTMENT OF MEDIEVAL STUDIES


The department provides intellectually challenging comparative and multidisciplinary postgraduate education on all aspects of the history
and culture of the period between 300 and
1600 C.E. International faculty members cover
Central and Western Europe as well as the
Byzantine, Slavic, Jewish, Arab, and Ottoman
worlds.
career path
Graduates find employment in education and
research, cultural institutions including museums
and archives, as well as business and international organizations. Masters students often
continue their studies on the doctoral level at
CEU and other international universities.

Veronika Csikos
Country of origin: hungary

The CEU Medieval Studies Department presents


ways to think differently about the medieval histories
of Central Europe and the Central Mediterranean
as well as its ancient languages. It offers an interdisciplinary approach that was completely unknown
to me not only during my local university education
but in a certain sense also in my narrower field of
research (medieval history of art in Central Europe).
By using this methodology, I was able to tackle
connections in my doctoral research which may
have well been invisible to me otherwise. I hope,
that by writing my dissertation by these means,
I can contribute to opening up new ways in the
methodology of Hungarian (and Central European)
research of medieval art history.

Master of Arts in Medieval Studies (One Year)


This program is designed for applicants with a strong research agenda who already have an
academic background in medieval history or related disciplines such as philology/literature,
philosophy, art history, or archaeology with a focus on medieval Latin, Slavonic, Byzantine, or
early modern Ottoman culture. Students in the program pursue an intensive, multidisciplinary
study of Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Early Modern period, including an emphasis
on modern research methodologies and the languages of medieval source materials.
Master of Arts in Comparative History:
Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies (Two Years)
Offered jointly with the Department of History, the medieval track of this program focuses
on political, social, intellectual, religious, and economic history as well as on material and
spiritual culture in the period between 300 and 1600 C.E. It is designed for applicants with
a three-year bachelors degree in history, medieval studies, or a related field.
Master of Arts in Cultural Heritage Studies:
Academic Research, Policy and Management (Two Years)
This multidisciplinary and interdepartmental program focuses on developing aptitudes for critical
assessment of tangible structures and objects such as buildings, monuments, and works of art;
on intangible heritage like traditions, languages, and knowledge; and on environmental heritage
connected to human-nature interactions. With the strong involvement of business and policy
training, graduates of the program will be capable of working at various levels in cultural heritage/
cultural resource management aimed at creating models of sustainable heritage protection.
Doctor of Philosophy in Medieval Studies
The doctoral program is designed for candidates pursuing various career paths, especially (but
not limited to) teaching and research. The program stresses the interconnectedness of various
disciplines, emphasizing comparative research in political, social, economic, religious history, art,
archeology, and material culture of Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Early Modern Period.

Select Areas of Research



Western, Central, and Eastern European history of the Middle Ages


Eastern Mediterranean history from Constantine the Great to Suleiman the Magnificent
(combining Late Antique, Byzantine, Eastern Christian, Islamic, and Ottoman studies)
Environmental/landscape history
History of religion, philosophy, and science
Material culture, history of everyday life, legal history, art history, archaeology, cultural
anthropology, and manuscript studies
Tangible and intangible cultural heritage: historical approaches to understanding the past
Sustainable development in the management of cultural heritage

General Admissions Requirements


Complete online application: www.ceu.hu/apply
Proof of English proficiency
Letters of recommendation
Curriculum vitae
Entry Requirements
for the masters programs
Master of Arts in Medieval Studies
General CEU admissions requirements
Minimum four-year BA degree in history,
art history, archaeology, philosophy, philology,
or a language relevant to the fields of study
Research proposal
Master of Arts in Comparative History:
Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies
General CEU admissions requirements
Minimum three-year BA degree in history,
medieval studies, or a related field
Research proposal or statement of purpose
Master of Arts in Cultural Heritage Studies:
Academic Research, Policy and Management
General CEU admissions requirements
Minimum three-year BA degree in any field of
humanities, in management studies, architecture, natural or cultural heritage-related
subjects
Research proposal or statement of purpose
Entry Requirements
for the doctoral program
General CEU admissions requirements
MA degree
Research proposal and feasibility study
Outline of MA thesis
High-level knowledge of one or more source
languages
Demonstrated familiarity with research
methods in medieval studies

CEU is committed to attracting talented students


and scholars from around the world and provides
a variety of merit-based scholarships available to
students from any country.

CEU Masters Degree Tuition Scholarships


cover from 50 to 100 percent of tuition expenses
up to 16,000 per year.

CEU Housing Awards


provide accommodation in CEUs Residence
Center for the duration of the academic year.

CEU Masters Degree Stipend Awards


provide full or partial stipends to assist with the
cost of living expenses in Budapest during the
academic year, up to 3,200 per year.
Recipients of any of the above three awards will
also receive health insurance coverage for the

Central European University is an


English-language, graduate university
located in Budapest, Hungary.
CEU offers programs in the social
sciences, humanities, law, public policy,
business management, economics,
environmental sciences and policy,
and mathematics.
The University is accredited in
the United States and Hungary.
Central European University
www.ceu.hu
student-info@ceu.hu
Nador u. 9, 1051 Budapest, Hungary

duration of their studies.

CEU Alumni Scholarships


funded by alumni, are awarded to masters degree
students with financial need who have a proven

Department
of Medieval
Studies

record of leadership in extracurricular activities,


community service, and civic engagement.

Named Scholarships
provide additional awards to masters students
enrolled in specific programs at CEU.

CEU Doctoral Fellowships


cover full tuition and health insurance, and provide
a generous stipend for housing and living expenses.

External Scholarships
administered through CEU include Erasmus Mundus
scholarship, Erasmus research grants, and other
private and public fellowships and scholarships.

Student Loans
CEU is an eligible institution for: Hungarian

Student Loans (Diakhitel) | US Federal Student


Loans | Canadian Student Loans | Other
national student loan programs

www.ceu.hu/financialaid

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Scholarships and Fellowships

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