Please note that we are not accepting applications to this program as of academic year 2023-24. If you are interested, please see the new MA in Historical Studies (1 year).
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 must have 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.
In exceptional cases, applicants with a three-year bachelor’s degree may be allowed admission into one-year master’s programs. The applicants should be aware that they may not be able to pursue a doctoral degree in the European Higher Education Area if they have accumulated less than 300 ECTS credits in their prior university studies. Applicants wishing to pursue an academic career should choose their master’s program accordingly (two-year master’s in case they completed a three-year bachelor’s degree, and one-year master’s in case they completed a four-year bachelor’s degree). For the list of conditions under which exemptions may be granted, please refer to the program’s website.