New Department of Historical Studies to be launched in September 2024!
From next academic year, the Departments of History and Medieval Studies will join forces and launch CEU's new Department of Historical Studies. Together we will continue the proud legacy that the two departments have built over more than three decades and offer expertise that extends across geographical regions, academic disciplines, and historical periods. In the past academic year, students, staff, and faculty came together to develop a shared vision for the future department and dedicated themselves to revising our MA and PhD programs, creating a suite of exciting new graduate degrees.
Do you want to study the past from late antiquity to the present? Are you interested in earning an MA or a PhD in History with course offerings across chronological, regional, and disciplinary boundaries, or a specialized degree in Late Antique & Medieval Studies? Do you want to put yourself on the path to an academic career? Do you want to gain practical skills and experience that will prepare you for jobs in the public sphere, museums, or cultural heritage? CEU's new Department of Historical Studies will make this possible. To be launched in September 2024. 
Applications for our new programs are open now.

Study the medieval world from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern period, Byzantium, or the Ottoman empire from various angles in a multidisciplinary department with a highly spirited and international student body! Learn Greek, Latin, Syriac or Ottoman Turkish on a stipend. The Department of Medieval Studies provides intellectually challenging comparative and multi-disciplinary postgraduate education on all aspects of the history and culture of the period from c.300 to c.1600. Our growing international prestige and wide network of alumni/ae testify to our successful work past and present.


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