The one-year Comparative History (1 Year) at Central European University (CEU) is an intensive one, designed for applicants with four or five years of previous university education. Having an undergraduate degree in history is an advantage, but the department also welcomes applications from students in other social science and humanities disciplines and will decide on a case by case basis whether the applicant can be accepted in the one-year program, or would be better advised to pursue the two-year program. Holders of three-year BA degrees should apply for the two-year program.
Workload and Graduation Requirements
In order to graduate, one-year MA students must earn 40 credit points, out of which 2 are obtained by attending winter and spring thesis workshops and 8 for a successfully defended thesis. The remaining 30 are course credits. One course credit equals one hour (50 minutes) of classroom attendance per week over a 12-week long academic term. History Department courses are usually 2 or 4 credit courses (i.e., two or four hours per week for a term), with proportionate reading assignments and other requirements which altogether demand a time investment of c. 3 times as much as the number of class contact hours.
- Program approved and registered by the New York State Education Department
- Program registered as a non-degree post-graduate specialization program by the Hungarian Educational Authority (HEA)
- Program accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ-Austria)
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In accordance with the CEU academic calendar the History Department offerings are divided into a Pre-Session (2 weeks: September), the Fall term (12 weeks: late September to December), the Winter term (12 weeks: January–March) and a Spring Session (10 weeks: April–June).
The Fall and Winter terms consist of intensive coursework and lay the groundwork for the Master's thesis. For the one-year MA the Spring Session is largely research-oriented. During April students do fieldwork or archival research.
The university provides modest grants to assist students in accomplishing their research (information is made available about the application procedure for these grants in early February).
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- 10 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- Feb. 1: financial aid
- March 15: self-financing candidates requiring a study visa
- Aug. 15: self-financing candidates not requiring a study visa
- US degree credits: 40
DisciplinesHistory Ancient History Modern History View 5 other Masters in Ancient History in Austria
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- 1. Academic Writing Submission(s)
- 2. Letters of Recommendation
- 3. Academic Records
- 4. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
- 5. Proof of English Proficiency
- 6. Standard Test Scores (GRE, GMAT, etc.)
- 7. Completed CEU Application Form
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International12000 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12000 EUR for the full programme during 10 months.
EU/EEA12000 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12000 EUR for the full programme during 10 months.
Generous scholarships are available to accepted students from any country.
Living costs for Vienna
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
In pursuit of its mission, CEU strives to attract world-class graduate talent from all over the world, offering generous scholarships available to students from any country.
In 2018-2019, 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.
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