Program & Course Structure

The Program Schedule contains mandatory, mandatory elective, and elective courses.

Mandatory courses are organized and advertised by the CHSP and have to be taken by each student in the Program.

Mandatory elective and elective courses are defined with a topic in the Program Schedule (e.g. mandatory elective course on cultural anthropology; elective course on history). In case of mandatory elective classes students have to choose in each semester, following the Program Schedule, from the options suggested by the CHSP on the Courses page (here and here). Courses suggested as mandatory elective are either organized by the CHSP or by other CEU departments.

If a course is elective, students can choose any course offered by any department of CEU that corresponds to the given topic, though they might find some suggestions on the CHSP Courses page. The choice of elective courses has to be discussed individually with the Head of the Program Committee and the supervisor.

For more information, see the MA booklet.

Student Progress in Workload

Total credit requirement: 62 credits
Credits from courses: 50 credits
MA thesis: 8 credits
Internship: 4 credits


First year, General Courses

Second year, courses according to the two streams of the cultural heritage master program:

1. Academic Research and Protection of Cultural Heritage
2. Cultural Heritage Management and Policy