The name of the program has been changed in February 2017. The old name, MA in Medieval Studies would continue to apply to those enrolled before fall 2017.
This program grants a degree in advanced medieval studies as a whole. It serves those who come with a developed research agenda and sufficient background knowledge. Students take courses in several fields and write an MA thesis demonstrating their ability to conduct independent research and use primary source(s) competently.
Sample Courses for the Master’s Programs
Kingship and Dynastic Cults in the Latin Middle Ages (Gabor Klaniczay); Art and Liturgy in Western Christianity (Bela Zsolt Szakacs); The “Byzantine Commonwealth“ in the Age of Constantine VII Porphyrogenennetos (Niels Gaul); Demography, Trade and Urbanization in Central Europe (Balazs Nagy); Urban Life in Medieval Central and Eastern Europe (Katalin Szende); Medieval Human-Animal Interactions (Alice Choyke); Medieval Monasticism (Jozsef Laszlovszky); Emperors and Popes (Marianne Saghy); Fontes sapientiae—Science and Education in Southeastern Europe in the High Middle Ages (Daniel Ziemann); The Ottomans and Europeans in the Early Modern Era (Tijana Krstic); Church Politics,Theology, Philosophy and Spirituality in Justinian’s Empire (Istvan Perczel); Codicology (Anna Somfai)
Entry Requirements for the Master’s Programs
Applicants for the two-year MA in Historical Studies must have a minimum three years of BA studies and those applying for the one-year MA in Medieval Studies a minimum of four years of study in history, art history, archaeology, philosophy, philology or one of the relevant source languages. In addition to meeting the General CEU Admissions Requirements, applicants are also required to submit a 500-word description of their proposed research topic, specifying the primary sources and related secondary literature. Applicants may also be required to take a source language examination.