|Study location||Hungary, Budapest|
|Nominal duration||4 semesters (2 years) (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||MA (Certified Human Resource Counsellor)|
|Tuition fee||€1,900 per semester|
|Application fee||€120 one-time|
|Examination fee||€120 one-time|
Undergraduate / Bachelor diploma (or higher)
Applicants must hold a university Bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent college degree) in the fields listed below, or a university Master’s degree:
Fully recognised BA studies (full credit acknowledgement): Andragogy and Community Management BA degree, college degree in Cultural Management, Human Resource Management, Labour Counselling, Pedagogy, Psychology, Human Resources, Sociology, Political Sciences, Computational Librarian, Cultural Anthropology and the BA degrees of teacher education. Bachelor Degree in Psychology, Education, Special Education, Sociology.
Conditionally recognised BA studies: any Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program in case the applicant possesses 30 credits in the following fields: essential studies related to humanities: pedagogical, psychological, philosophical and ethical studies; adult education studies; communicational science related studies, communication development; information technology, library studies; essential studies related to social sciences: social studies, sociology, anthropology, political sciences; economic and legal studies. The condition of admittance is that the applicant should possess minimum 15 credits from these studies, the missing 15 can be obtained during the first semester of the applied program.
If the applicant takes their final examination during the current semester, and their degree certificate (diploma) is not issued before the last application deadline, a certification is required, which verifies that the applicant will presumably receive a degree. In case of being accepted as a student, however, the applicant must present the diploma upon enrolment at the latest.
This program is not available for Hungarian citizens.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
You must take the original entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
Minimum level of language proficiency (oral) (A1-C2): C1
The language of instruction for the entire programme is English, so a very good command of English is required during the oral entrance exam and throughout the whole programme. The language knowledge is assessed and evaluated during the interview, the Faculty of Education and Psychology doesn’t require an official language certificate.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
The letter should contain approximately 2000 characters. You should explain your experiences and ideas, how you met human resources counselling and why you thought this profession would be suitable for you, what your aim is with the MA degree, how you would imagine your career, which area you are interested in, what further studies you are planning.
Transcript of records
Copy of the main pages of the passport (needs to be valid)
Copy of application fee transfer
Entrance exam fee
An official English translation of the certificates and the records if the language of the original is not English.
The aim of the programme is to train experts, who, in possession of their human, economic and developed interdisciplinary approach, are able to make detailed analyses, to find global and special correlations and to carry out advising and assessing activities in the world of organisations, work, employment and education. They apply their professional skills, support the macro-level processes of human resource management and education according to the different professional requirements of the given workplace. They are able to identify special professional problems and define practical solutions to them. They provide help for individuals to make career planning decisions. Their advising activity is determined by their knowledge of the HR market and organisational processes. They are prepared to continue their studies in a PhD programme.
Strength of the program:
The programme is two-folded: it integrates different but closely interconnected disciplines: psychology, economics/ human resource management, educational studies and relies heavily on partners that offer a “real-life” insight into the profession. We train experts who, at the end of the programme, are able to make detailed analyses, find general and specific correlations in the world of organisations, work, employment and training, and who can carry out counselling and assessing activities incorporating their HR and economic studies applying their interdisciplinary attitude.
Those who graduate from the Human Resources Counselling MA programme can find advising and career consultant positions both in the public and in the private sectors in human resources, registry offices, career centres, temporary agency work, in organisations dealing with youth’s career orientation or adults’ career advice, and in recruiting and selection at head hunter or consulting companies.
Human resource counsellor
Learning and development manager
HR recruitment specialist