Master of Arts Degree Programs

The  Department of History offers four MA programs.

  • The Master of Arts in Comparative History (1 year) is best suited for students who have a relatively clear idea for a thesis topic. "Comparative History" is meant here in the broadest sense of thinking about one's particular project with consideration of similar developments in other geographic, imperial, or national contexts.
  • The third is the two-year "History in the Public Sphere" degree which is an Erasmus Mundus program in collaboration with partner universities in Tokyo, Japan; Lisbon, Portugal; Florence, Italy; and Paris, France. Students spend the first semester in Vienna, followed by a January workshop in Budapest, second semester in Tokyo, and third and fourth semesters in Florence or Lisbon.
  • The MATILDA European Master in Women's and Gender History, offered by CEU's Departments of History and Gender Studies in collaboration with several other leading European universities (University of Vienna, Université Lumière Lyon 2, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Universià degli Studi di Padova, Ruhr-Universität Bochum) within the EU Erasmus program.

Doctoral Programs

The CEU History Department is home to the doctoral program PhD in Comparative History.

For non-CEU doctoral students, the CEU History Department also offers opportunities to study at CEU through its Doctoral Support Program. Please see the appropriate pages for further information about the programs and application procedures.