|Nominal duration||4 semesters (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||MA (Expert in Logic and Theory of Science)|
|Tuition fee||€2,200.00 per semester|
|Application fee||€150.00 one-time
Application fee is non-refundable!
|Examination fee||€100.00 one-time|
Undergraduate / Bachelor diploma (or higher)
There are two ways applicants can fulfil entry requirements, (i) or (ii):
(i) Full credit acknowledgment of degree. The applicant holds a university bachelor’s degree (BA, BSc or an equivalent college degree) in one of the following fields: Liberals Arts, Sociology, Mathematics, Physics, Applied Economics or Computer Science. Applicants holding such degrees are automatically eligible to enter the program.
(ii) Itemized credit fulfilment. Applicants holding a university bachelor’s degree (BA, BSc or an equivalent college degree) within the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, economics and law are eligible to enter the program if they can show at least 50 credits (or equivalent) of course work spanning the following areas:
For the itemized-credit option (ii), a transcript from the applicant’s bachelor’s degree as well as course descriptions for the 50 credits will be requested.
The educational and outcome requirements are defined by the Ministry of Human Capacities, Regulation No. 18/2016. (VIII. 5.). Details of the application and admission process are defined by the Organisational and Operational Regulations of ELTE.
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
English – intermediate (C1-level CEFR)
Depending on its (academic) profile, the applicant might be offered preparatory courses if this level of proficiency has not been reached yet.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
— Secondary school certificate. Notarized copy only on request
Other: An official English translation of the certificates and the records if the language of the original is not English
Optional documents for admissions
The program focuses on logic and its applications in the philosophy of science, particularly in the foundations of mathematics, physics, linguistics, and the social sciences. Beyond a few core courses and a joint four-semester seminar series providing a common background to all students, we offer the following four thematic groups of courses: Logic and the Philosophy of Mathematics, Foundations of Physics, Logic in Linguistics, and Models in the Social Sciences – the student has to choose 7 of these
In general, the program is research oriented, aiming to prepare students for a PhD program. The program aims at developing research abilities of the students. Its central part is the Logic and its Applications Seminar at the Department of Logic, where students and staff members together discuss their work in progress. The most often occurring topics of the seminar are set theory and model theory in their philosophical connections, philosophy of mathematics in general, formalisation of physical theories, such as special and general relativity within different logical frameworks. Students get acquainted with the research works of the staff of the department and its partner and join a research program in order to write their own thesis. They are required to give two presentations of their work during the two years.
This program is recommended to applicants who are planning doctoral studies in philosophy, mathematics, physics, linguistics.
This program enables students to apply for doctoral programs in various areas: philosophy, mathematics, physics, linguistics.
Strength of program
The Department of Logic at ELTE has successful cooperation with the Algebraic Logic research division at Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Department of Theoretical Linguistics of the Research institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
The department organizes and hosts two weekly colloquia: the Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics seminar (LaPoM) and the Theoretical Philosophy Forum. Our MA and PhD students regularly and actively participate in these events.
Find the detailed structure of the program on the site of the Faculty:
The program is designed for those who want to continue their studies on the postgraduate level. Our graduates have good prospects for applying to PhD programs in philosophy, mathematics, linguistics, informatics, physics, economics and sociology. Our graduates have become successful PhD students and academics at Eötvös Loránd University and at several universities all over Europe and overseas, including institutions like MIT.
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