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The European Women's and Gender History (MATILDA) programme of study is spread over two years, includes 120 ECTS points, and links five leading European universities in an exciting, innovative and unique venture. Students can expect to study at least two different partner institutions (a ‘home’ and a ‘host’ institution), choosing from among the following:

  • University of Vienna (coordinating institution)
  • The Central European University (CEU) in Budapest
  • The Universite Lumiere Lyon 2
  • The University of Nottingham
  • The Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski
MATILDA at Central European University (CEU)

At CEU transnational and comparative approaches are foregrounded, with place, class, “race,” religion and other categories informing the study of women and gender in history. Thematic foci include comparative histories of “state-socialism,” women’s activism and gender politics, as well as East/West-North/South relations, nation/nationalisms, and the study of the relationship between humanity and nature. MATILDA at CEU brings together faculty from many countries and research traditions with expertise in Gender and Historical Studies (including medieval studies).

Students who enter MATILDA through CEU and graduate from CEU will receive a US-accredited diploma and a Hungarian (and thus European) diploma.


The Master in European Women's and Gender History (MATILDA) Program from Central European University (CEU) is approved and registered by the New York State Education Department and also accredited in Hungary.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Commodification Of The Human Body
  • Academic Writing Part 1
  • Academic Writing Part 2: Thesis Development
  • Communism And Gender: Historical And Global Perspectives 
  • Critical Interdisciplinary Approaches To Doing Research In Gender Studies 
  • Critical Policy Studies 
  • Critical Race Theory: Race And Law From The United States To Europe
  • Discourse Analysis 
  • Equality Policy In Comparative Perspective
  • Feminism And Masculinity 
For more information, please visit program website.

                  Detailed Programme Facts

                  English Language Requirements

                  You only need to take one of these language tests:

                  • Minimum required score: 6.5

                    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                  • Minimum required score (Grade B): 193

                    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

                    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

                  • Minimum required score: 570

                    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

                  • Minimum required score: 88

                    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

                  Academic Requirements

                  Admission Requirements:

                  • Completed CEU Application Form
                  • Letters of Recommendation
                  • Academic Records
                  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
                  • Program-Specific Requirements
                  • Proof of English Proficiency
                  • Application Fee
                  For more information, please visit program website.

                            Tuition Fee Per Year

                            • EUR 12000 International
                            • EUR 12000 EU/EEA


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