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Pázmány Péter Catholic University’s MA History programme—in English—offers broad training in History at the Master’s degree level. The curriculum blends both practical and theoretical to help students deepen their knowledge of history. Central to the programme’s theme is a thematic focus on historiography, historical methods and theory, material and textual culture, and cultural history. The programme’s regional focus encapsulates not only the Mediterranean and the Mid-dle East, the Caucasus and Central Europe, but also considers global and transnational historical narratives. The required coursework covers periods from antiquity to the contemporary world—with particular strength in Ottoman and Armenian history. Students may also receive a specializa-tion in Armenian Studies. Students will submit a final capstone thesis, which they will develop over four semesters under the direction of their faculty advisor.
The History MA programme also emphasizes writing and developing the historical process through a deep understanding of historical methods, theory and historiography. The programme strengthens students’ comfort levels in writing in English, providing an excellent foundation for students interested in continuing to the doctoral level.

The admission process entails, verification of completed of a B. A Degree, or its equivalent. All applicants will take part in an oral interview prior to acceptance to the program. In additions, ap-plicants have to prove their English language competences and general literacy, based on which it is presumably that they can follow the courses.

Accomplishment of 120 credits according to the curriculum, thesis work, final examination; CEFR C1 language examination in a foreign language, or a CEFR B2 language certification in another language than the one required for the BA degree, or a secondary school leaving certificate or other qualification equivalent to these.


Mr. Tamás Hógenburg
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Theory-oriented training of 120 credits with Specialization in Armenian Studies and Specialization in Central-European Studies.


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