PhD in Medieval Studies

Applicants seeking to pursue a PhD at CEU’s Department of Medieval Studies should

  • hold a Master's degree or equivalent in any field of Medieval, Late Antique, Byzantine or early Ottoman studies including art history and archaeology of the Middle Ages. Quite frequently, we also admit Classicists with an interest in later periods.
  • In addition to the application materials required by CEU, applicants to the Medieval Studies Doctoral Program shall submit (typed and in English language)
  • a summary of their Master’s thesis of no more than 1,000 words evidencing, if possible and/or necessary, the interdisciplinary character of the previous studies of the late antique, medieval or early modern periods;
  • a detailed PhD dissertation proposal of no more than 3,000 words (excluding bibliography);
  • a PhD dissertation outline and timeline of no more than 1,000 words.

More details on these papers are available in the attachment at the bottom of the page.

Admission to the program will be based on
  • the quality of the proposed PhD dissertation, as evidenced by the PhD dissertation proposal, and the feasibility of the project, as evidenced by the project outline & schedule;
  • the relevance of the project to interdisciplinary medieval studies fromc.300 to c.1600;
  • the results and grades achieved in the candidate’s Master’s studies;
  • the availability of supervision on the proposed topic in the Department of Medieval Studies.