The Cultural Heritage Studies program offers an interdepartmental and interdisciplinary MA program intended to educate individuals who wish to become heritage experts and practitioners. It is focused on developing aptitudes for the critical assessment of tangible and intangible cultural heritage as well as environmental heritage connected to human-nature interactions.
The program presents a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches with a strong emphasis on practical knowledge and skills. It offers two streams: Academic Research and Protection of Cultural Heritage, and Cultural Heritage Management and Policy.
The program attracts students from a variety of related fields such as history, art history, archaeology, ethnography, anthropology, architecture, landscape design, monument protection, environmental science and management studies.
The department provides intellectually challenging comparative and multidisciplinary postgraduate education on all aspects of the history and culture of the period between 300 and 1600 C.E. International faculty members cover Central and Western Europe as well as the Byzantine, Slavic, Jewish, Arab and Ottoman worlds.
Graduates will be prepared to work at various levels in cultural heritage and resource research, protection and management. Future professionals might include architects, art historians, archaeologists, cultural anthropologists, environmental professionals, museum curators, archivists, librarians, conservators of artifacts and monuments, policy and management experts.
CEU is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world and provides generous merit-based scholarships available to students from any country.