Doctor of Philosophy in Medieval Studies

With more than seventy successful defenses, the department's degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Medieval, Byzantine and Late Antique Studies is one of the strongest and most successful offered at CEU. The program has earned international recognition for its methodological richness and the application of innovative research tools; the curriculum stresses the interconnectedness of various disciplines, emphasizing multi- and interdisciplinary comparative research.

The departmental faculty of recognized experts in their respective fields provides students with supervision and guidance not only to help them accomplish the immediate goal of submitting their dissertations successfully within three to five years, but also to assist them with regard to their future careers. Many alumni of the PhD program in Medieval Studies are pursuing regional or international careers in universities, museums, archives, or cultural heritage institutions.

In addition to meeting the general CEU admission requirements applicants to the program must be graduates of any university holding an MA degree in any field of medieval, or related, studies; applicants with experience in multi- or interdisciplinary research and respective thesis topics are most welcome.

Students admitted to CEU doctoral programs are eligible to receive a full CEU doctoral fellowship for up to three years. CEU also provides a generous doctoral research grant scheme which allows doctoral students to pursue internationally competitive research, for instance, by providing funding support for research trips and conference participation. Write-up grants are available in individual cases.

The quality of the doctoral program is monitored by the Medieval Studies Doctoral Committee

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