Master of Arts in “Cultural Heritage Studies: Academic Research, Policy, Management”
Two-year MA program in Cultural Heritage Studies
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.
Cultural Heritage Studies is an interdepartmental and interdisciplinaryMA 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.
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.
Minimum three-year BA degree in any field of humanities, in management studies, architecture, natural or cultural heritage related subjects.
- Proof of English proficiency
- Letters of recommendation
- Curriculum vitae
- Project proposal: a 1500-word project proposal (with an additional brief bibliography)
- Language Skills Form
You may apply to two departments simultaneously and to any number of degree programs within each department.
CEU offers a range of Financial Aid packages supporting the majority of our students during their studies. The main types of CEU Financial Aid include:
- CEU Fellowships for Master’s students (full and partial)
- Tuition scholarships (full and partial)
- Externally Funded Financial Aid from the European Commission as well as other private and public donors and organizations including federal loans for US citizens
- CEU Alumni Scholarships awarded to students in financial need who have a proven record of leadership in extracurricular activities, community service and civic engagement
Students who are interested in applying for CEU Financial Aid must complete the Financial Aid section of the CEU online application form, indicating the type of Financial Aid desired.
Application for admission with financial aid to our master's programs is made in two stages. First, an application for admission to the MA program must be completed before the deadline for master's students seeking financial aid. Based on an assessment of academic merit, applicants are then either accepted to a program, placed on the waiting list, or rejected. Second, those applicants who are either accepted or placed on the waiting list can then apply for financial aid. Applications for financial aid will be considered on the basis of a combination of academic merit and financial need. Applications for admission to our master's programs by self-funding students continue to be accepted after the deadline for master's students seeking financial aid.
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.
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