The department especially welcomes students with PhD dissertation research that contributes to:
The advantages of the Comparative History doctoral program at Central European University (CEU) are the classes and discussions among students specializing in different topics, different periods, and different geographical regions whereby new research questions can be formulated, even about ones own national history. The research being undertaken by our current PhD students and the successful dissertations already defended give the best idea of what is possible at the CEU History doctoral program.
You can apply until:
The first year of the program concentrates on coursework and preparation for the comprehensive examination, which focuses on major topics in the comparative history of two of the three regions mentioned above. A detailed, extensive research dissertation proposal is also prepared, and discussed as part of the comprehensive examination. The second year is devoted to research in relevant archives and libraries. Students are encouraged to seek support for spending at least six months during the third year of their studies at one of the leading Western universities or research centers. The final year is spent in residence at CEU presenting research results in the PhD research seminar, writing the thesis, and fulfilling teaching assistantship duties.
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