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Late Antique, Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Central European University (CEU)

10 months
12000 EUR/year
12000 EUR/year
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This program is designed for students with a strong research agenda centered around late antique and medieval Latin, Slavonic, Byzantine or Ottoman culture and a solid grounding in medieval or early modern history or a bordering discipline, such as philology, literature, philosophy or archeology. 

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Key Features

This research-oriented, intensive program in Late Antique, Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Central European University (CEU)  grants an interdisciplinary Master of Arts degree in Medieval Studies, while encouraging students to focus on their chosen area of specialty within a highly comparative and interdisciplinary framework. 

The core curriculum:

  • reflects the multi- and interdisciplinary goals of the department emphasizing the interconnectedness of different facets of the medieval past. It is recommended for applicants who come with a background in any aspect of medieval or historical studies and a minimum of four years of undergraduate/previous studies. Students with a focus on Late Antiquity, medieval Latin, Byzantine, Slavonic or early modern Ottoman culture are welcome.
  • includes an emphasis on modern research methodologies and intense work with the languages of medieval source materials.


  • 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)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Kingship and Dynastic Cults in the Latin Middle Ages 
  • Art and Liturgy in Western Christianity
  • The "Byzantine Commonwealth" in the Age of Constantine VII Porphyrogenennetos 
  • Demography, Trade and Urbanization in Central Europe
  • Medieval Monasticism
  • The Ottomans and Europeans in the Early Modern Era
  • Church Politics,Theology, Philosophy and Spirituality in Justinian’s Empire

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 10 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • 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


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form:
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Letters of recommendation
  • CV
  • Minimum four-year bachelor’s or master’s degree in history, art history, archeology, philosophy, philology or literature
  • Academic records
  • Research proposal
  • Familiarity with a relevant source language

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12000 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 10 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12000 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 10 months.

Generous scholarships are available to accepted students from any country.

Living costs for Vienna

861 - 1331 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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