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MASpanish Language, Literature and Culture

Eötvös Loránd University
Hungary, 1053 Budapest
Faculty of Humanities Hungary, Budapest
Tuition fee €2,200 per semester
Application fee €150 one-time

Application fee is non-refundable!

Examination fee €100 one-time
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Short description
MA students shall participate in a thorough training in the Spanish language, literature, and culture. The MA is concluded by the preparation and successful defence of a thesis.

During the training students will
gain knowledge of contemporary questions in Spanish literature research (history of literature from medieval times up until present, Hispanic literature, etc.);
obtain practice in scientific literature analysis;
acquaint themselves with the methodology of literature research;
gain experience in research;
learn about the various techniques of Spanish text composition;
improve oral skills in the foreign language;
get a deeper understanding of linguistics, study current fields of linguistic research (e.g., simultaneous linguistics, language history, descriptive linguistics, textual linguistics, lexicology, phraseology, sociolinguistics, etc.);
gain experience in translation.
The aim of this course is to train high-level specialists capable of meeting the specific demands of the labour market in the fields of cultural and intercultural exchange. In addition to local, national or international authorities in the public sector, it is important to underline the growing need for Spanish graduates in the private sector, e.g. with multinational companies.

The training will also prepare the student to continue in one of the Doctoral Schools of the Faculty.

Our graduates find positions mainly in the sectors of education and research, tourism management, banking and finance, and intercultural communications.

Our graduates finish the program with a high level of Portuguese knowledge. Many of them work as language teachers in public schools or language schools, as editors or literary translators, others find positions in the tourism industry, media and marketing, at governmental institutions or ministries, such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Foreign Trade, and at international companies.

Tracks/ Specializations:
Spanish Literature and Translation
Spanish American Literature and Translation
Spanish Linguistics and Translation

Strength of program
The Master program will allow student to explore different areas of research, such as Spanish Golden Age, Spanish American Colonial Times to contemporary literature, to practise the scientific analysis of discourse and literary texts, to conduct elaborate literary research, to form a clear and informed argument reflecting a deep linguistic understanding (synchrony and diachrony, theoretical and applied linguistics).

Programme structure

Find the detailed structure of the program on the site of the Faculty:

Career opportunities

Career opportunities
MA level studies in humanities within the modern philology field, especially in the case of the Spanish studies, which consider the needs of the labour market, produce professionals who meet the increasingly growing requirements of intellectual occupations mostly related to services (field of arts, social sciences track, journalism, text composition, translation, drafting of tenders, etc.), while at the same time prepare them for broader topics for assistant positions related to humanities. There is an increasing demand for graduates of the study fields of humanities, irrespective of their study tracks, who are equipped with general knowledge, empathy, and a high level of communication skills, for positions of deputy manager, expert of human policy, etc. Some of our graduates continue studies at a doctoral level.

Job examples
- Teacher
- Researcher
- Interpreter
- Media, marketing, and advertising
- Tourism industry

Apply now! September 2020/21
Application start
Feb 1, 2020
Application deadline
Apr 15, 2020 23:59
Europe/Budapest time
Studies commence
Sep 7, 2020
Apply now! September 2020/21
Application start
Apr 16, 2020
Application deadline
Jun 30, 2020 23:59
Europe/Budapest time
Studies commence
Sep 7, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States