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MAPolish Language and Literature

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
The aim of this MA program is to prepare students to become well-trained specialists in Polish philology. Students participating in this MA program acquire comprehensive knowledge of Polish literature from its early period to our age in a European context, as well as extensive knowledge of Polish grammar and the history of the Polish language. Moreover, they get acquainted with the latest linguistic theories, sociolinguistics, textology, lexicology, stylistics and phraseology. Developing both oral and written proficiency in Polish is an important component of our program. The program ends with the preparation of a degree thesis on a chosen subfield of Polish philology.

The MA program consists of a basic common component compulsory for everybody (60 credits) and an optional specialisation (22 credits).

This program is recommended to applicants who take a vivid interest in Polish language and literature and wish to work in an area that requires Polish language skills and is related to Polish culture. Note that the program does not offer teaching qualifications.

This program enables students to work as specialists of Polish philology in the economic, cultural, political or social fields. There are many opportunities for young professionals speaking Polish at a high level and understanding Polish culture as well as the historical, economic and social trends in contemporary Poland.

Tracks/ Spacializations:
Polish linguistics
the history of Polish literature and literary criticism
Polish and Hungarian phraseology – comparative studies
Text linguistics (“the world of Polish texts’)
Strength of program
Students graduating from our university with an MA degree in Polish have general knowledge of philology with specialization in Polish literature and linguistics. The structure of our MA program is flexible and the wide range of specialisations fulfil the needs of students with various interests. Our department is specializing in linguistics in general and in LWV (Linguistic World View), cognitive linguistics, aspectology and lexicology in particular. The strength of our MA program is also indicated by the scholarly achievements of the department staff (regularly organized international conferences on polonistics, numerous books and other international publications)

Programme structure

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

Career opportunities

Career opportunities
Students graduated from our university with an MA degree in Polish have opportunity to work for Polish or/and Hungarian joint companies, in the field of culture or the educational sector, in the tourist industry, or to find work related to cooperation between Poland and Hungary in a broader sense. Our graduates can also enter an academic career and after completing a three-year doctoral training and a successful defense of a doctoral dissertation obtain a PhD degree.

Job examples
Scholar in Polish philology
Organizer in various fields of Polish culture
Expert on Polish culture
literary translator
Specialist in diplomatic affairs

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