• The Department of Medieval Studies provides intellectually challenging comparative and multi-disciplinary postgraduate education on all aspects of the history and culture of the period between c.300 and c.1600.

  • There is a number of reasons to come and join Medieval Studies at CEU

  • CEU’s Department of Medieval Studies currently offers three internationally highly competitive degree programs

"Start Your Future in the Past"

Beginne Deine Zukunft in der Vergangenheit! * Kezdje a Jövőjét a Múlttal! * Comincia il tuo futuro nel passato * Commence ton future dans le passé * Započnite svoju budućnost u prošlosti. * Filloje te ardhmen tende ne te shkuaren. * Naštartuj svoju budúcnosť v minulosti.* Започните будућност у прошлости.

The Department of Medieval Studies provides intellectually challenging comparative and multi-disciplinary postgraduate education on all aspects of the history and culture of the period from c.300 to c.1600. Our growing international prestige and wide network of alumni/ae testify to our successful work past and present. The department is part of a lively academic community which includes teaching units like the Department of History, the Nationalism Studies Program, the Religious Studies Program, the Source Language Teaching Group and research centers like the Eastern Mediterranean Studies, the Open Society Archives, and Pasts, Inc. These departments and centers aim to strengthen CEU’s commitment to interdisciplinarity and the links between teaching, learning, and research.

The Department currently offers three internationally recognized degree programs:

The Department provides an inspiring and dynamic research environment and a culturally diverse, friendly and close-knit social community. With a faculty/student ratio of 3:1, we offer intensive and individually tailored supervision that is mindful of the theoretical, methodological, and linguistic requirements of each student's research project.

An MA in Medieval Studies from CEU will prepare you for the best doctoral schools in the world, where some of our alumni are currently pursuing their postgraduate careers (please take a moment to browse our placement stats). At the same time, our PhD graduates have gone on to assume leading positions in regional academia, or win highly competitive postdoctoral fellowships in international research centres in preparation for an international career. Financial support is available for both MA and PhD applicants.

On average, the Department accepts about twenty MA and six PhD students per academic year into its striving and highly international community.

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