Central European University (CEU)

Medieval Studies, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    15000
    Tuition (Year)
    15000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language

About

The doctoral program in Medieval Studies from Central European University (CEU) offers an entry into historical worlds not often conjoined. The major aims of the program are to encourage transdisciplinary medievalist research, open new perspectives and develop new approaches. Indeed, the research conducted by CEU PhD candidates often acts as a bridge between the scholarly worlds of their home intellectual communities and Anglo-American scholarly discourse, a fact in which the department takes pride. High-level knowledge of the source language(s) is an entry requirement for PhD applicants. 

Most students admitted to CEU doctoral programs are eligible to receive the CEU Doctoral Fellowship for up to three years. Doctoral enrollment may continue up to a maximum of six years.

Numerous additional funding opportunities exist, such as the Doctoral Research Support Grant Program, the Erasmus Mobility Scheme, and various research and travel funds. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    180 ECTS 90 CEU credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Advanced Source Reading Class In Ottoman Historiography (16th-17th Centuries)
  • Advanced Text Reading Seminar - Syriac: The Book Of The Holy Hierotheus
  • Animal Entanglements In The Middle Ages: From Meat To Metaphor
  • Byzantine Spiritual Theories 3. De Oratione Of Evagrius Of Pontus (Advanced Greek Reading Seminar)
  • Greek Reading Seminar
  • Independent Study (Phd)
  • Latin Palaeography, Book Hand (4th-15th C.)
  • Medieval Codicology: The Physical And Intellectual Production And Use Of Manuscripts (8th-15th C.)
  • Medieval Heritage Of Budapest
  • Medieval Latin Literature And Modern Critical Theory: An Introduction
For more information, please visit program website.

                  English Language Requirements

                  You only need to take one of these language tests:

                  • Minimum required score:

                    7

                    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                  • Minimum required score (Grade A):

                    200

                    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

                    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

                  • Minimum required score:

                    600

                    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

                  • Minimum required score:

                    100

                    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

                  Academic Requirements

                  Admission Requirements:

                  • Completed CEU Application Form 
                  • Letters of Recommendation
                  • Academic Records
                  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
                  • Program-Specific Requirements
                  • Proof of English Proficiency
                  • Application Fee
                  For more information, please visit program website.

                            Tuition Fee Per Year

                            • EUR 15000 International
                            • EUR 15000 EU/EEA

                            Funding

                            CEU is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world and provides a variety of merit-based scholarships and tuition awards available to students from any country.

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