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  • English

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    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. Master’s students often continue their studies on the doctoral level at CEU and other international universities.

    Selected 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
    • Social science approaches to material culture, art history, archaeology, cultural anthropology, and manuscript studies

    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.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    Proof of English proficiencyTwo letters of recommendationCurriculum VitaeMinimum four-year BA degree in any field of history, · art history, archaeology, philosophy, philology, or a language relevant to the fields of studyResearch proposal or statement of purpose Complete online application: www.ceu.hu/apply English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score : 570 TOEFL iBT® test: 88

    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 Master’s Degree Tuition Scholarships cover from 50 to 100 percent of tuition expenses up to € 16,000 per year.
    • CEU Housing Awards provide accommodation in CEU’s Residence Center for the duration of the academic year.
    • CEU Master’s 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 duration of their studies.
    • CEU Alumni Scholarships funded by alumni, are awarded to master’s degree students with financial need who have a proven record of leadership in extracurricular activities, community service, and civic engagement.
    • Named Scholarships provide additional awards to master’s 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.
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