Nirvana Silnovic

Country of origin: Croatia

“Studying at the Department of Medieval Studies at CEU is one of the best things that has happened to me, both personally and professionally. This interdisciplinary community of students and professors brings together people from the most varied backgrounds in an extremely encouraging, collegial and friendly working atmosphere. The diversity of topics, methodologies and approaches encountered at the department has influenced and enriched my own research in a way previously unimaginable to me. The University also organizes a lot of workshops, seminars and special lectures throughout the academic year, bringing in renowned scholars from across disciplines and allowing students to be active in the academic community.”

The Department of Medieval Studies at Central European University provides intellectually challenging comparative and multidisciplinary postgraduate education on all aspects of the history and culture of the period between 300 and 1600 C.E. International faculty members cover Central and Western Europe as well as the Byzantine, Slavic, Jewish, Arab and Ottoman worlds.

Programs offered

  • Master of Arts in Medieval Studies / 1 year
  • Master of Arts in Comparative History: Late Antique, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies / 2 years
  • Master of Arts in Cultural Heritage Studies: Academic Research, Policy, Management / 2 years

Research areas

  • Political and legal history of the Middle Ages
  • Eastern Mediterranean history from Constantine the Great to Suleiman the Magnificent (combining Late Antique, Byzantine, Eastern Christian, Islamic, and Ottoman studies)
  • History of religion, philosophy and science
  • Archaeology, environmental and landscape history, cultural anthropology, material culture, history of everyday life
  • Art history, visual culture, and manuscript studies
  • Social and economic history of medieval Central Europe

Why CEU?

  • Students and faculty from 116 countries
  • Alumni on 6 continents in top positions
  • Accredited in the U.S. and Hungary
  • 8:1 student/faculty ratio
  • Based in Budapest, the heart of Europe

Generous scholarships available
CEU is committed to attracting talented students from around the world and provide generous scholarships and research grants based on merit. In 2015-2016, 85% of CEU students received financial aid.

How to apply
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