Central European University

Central European University

Medieval Studies


Budapest, Budapest


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Philosophy in Historical Studies (Focus on Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies) (3-6 years), Master of Arts in Medieval Studies (one year)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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)

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