Master of Arts in “Cultural Heritage Studies: Academic Research, Policy, Management”

Two-year MA program

Admission requirements: minimum three-year BA degree in any field of humanities, in management
studies, architecture, natural or cultural heritage related subjects.
Complete the online application form at !
Additional documents:
 Proof of English proficiency
 Letters of recommendation
 Curriculum vitae
 Research proposal or statement of purpose
You may apply to two departments simultaneously and to any number of degree programs within each

Cultural Heritage Studies is an interdepartmental and interdisciplinary MA program of CEU intended to educate individuals who wish to become heritage experts and practitioners, offering a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches. It is developed and administered by a program committee from different academic disciplines and units. Permanent and visiting international faculty members include experts in a range of disciplines, such as archaeology, art history, anthropology, history, legal studies, and environmental studies.

The program focuses on developing aptitudes for the critical assessment of tangible structures and objects such as buildings, monuments, archaeological sites, and works of art; on intangible heritage like traditions, languages, and knowledge; and on environmental heritage connected to human-nature interactions.

The Cultural Heritage Studies Program combines theoretical and practical education, offering a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches with a strong emphasis on practical knowledge and skills based on fieldwork, and internships with local, regional and global heritage organizations. Graduates of the program will be capable of working at various levels in cultural heritage and resource research, protection, and management.

Who can apply?

The program expects graduates from a variety of fields related to cultural heritage, such as history, art history and management, archaeology, ethnography, anthropology, architecture, landscape design, monument protection, environmental science, and management studies.

The Cultural Heritage Studies Program was accredited by the State Education Department/The University of the State of New York on May 12, 2014. The program began in September 2014.


Educational objectives and career perspectives

Cultural Heritage Studies and Policy is also open as a specialization for students of the 1 year and 2 year MA programs in Medieval Studies.

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