We offer an intensive, cross-disciplinary course of study on all aspects of history and culture between 300 and 1600 C.E. Renowned faculty helps you uncover and understand the past of Central and Western Europe, as well as the Byzantine, Slavic, Jewish, Arab and Ottoman worlds in a global context. Our strong relationship with local universities and cultural institutions, on-site learning and field trip opportunities, internship program, source language courses and exhaustive library on all things medieval make us an ideal incubator for future scholars and professionals in and outside of academia.

Programs offered

• Master of Arts in Late Antique, Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 1 year
• Master of Arts in Comparative History: Late Antique, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies / 2 years
• Master of Arts in Cultural Heritage Studies: Academic Research, Policy, Management / 2 years
• PhD in Late Antique, Medieval and Early Modern Studies 

What you will study

  • Political and legal history of the Middle Ages 
  • Eastern Mediterranean history from Constantine the Great to Suleiman the Magnificent 
  • History of religion, philosophy and science 
  • Archaeology, environmental and landscape history   
  • Cultural anthropology and material culture 
  • Art history, visual culture and manuscript studies 
  • Urban history
  • Intangible cultural heritage and memory 
  • Legal protection of cultural heritage Institutional history 
  • UNESCO World Heritage 
  • Sustainable heritage management 
  • Ethical issues, intellectual property 
  • GIS applications 
  • Digital documentation and publication 
  • Crowdsourcing and social media 
  • Cultural and heritage policy development

Why CEU?

• Students and faculty from 115 countries
• Alumni on 6 continents in top positions
• Accredited in the U.S. and Hungary
• 8:1 student/faculty ratio
• Based in Budapest and Vienna


In pursuit of our mission, we strive to attract world-class graduate talent from all over the world. This is why we offer generous and accessible scholarships, available to students from any country.

In 2017-2018, 82% of CEU students received financial aid, ranging from tuition awards to scholarships with stipends and housing.

Learn more about how to fund your studies at www.ceu.edu/financialaid

Administrative Contacts & How To Apply

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