|Nominal duration||4 semesters (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||MA (Philologist in American Studies)|
|Tuition fee||€3,500.00 per semester|
|Application fee||€150.00 one-time
Application fee is non-refundable!
|Examination fee||€100.00 one-time|
Undergraduate / Bachelor diploma (or higher)
Applicants must hold a university bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent college degree) in the fields listed below. Full credit acknowledgement is only given for a bachelor’s degree in English and American Studies.
In the case of a Bachelor’s degree in Hungarian Studies, Germanic Studies, Romance Studies, History and Liberal Art, each degree will be considered individually, and transcripts from your BA degree as well as course descriptions will be requested. The applicant must have 50 credits (but at least 38 to enter the programme) from the field of English and American Studies (30 credits from American English language, American literature and culture).
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.
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.
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 robust presence of the United States throughout the world, well observable in the contexts of politics, economy, and culture, calls for a body of experts who – aside from having excellent English language skills – have a specialised knowledge in the history, politics, society, culture, language, and literature of the United States. With this aim in mind, the American Studies MA program seeks to impart its graduates with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills that can be fruitfully utilised in both private and public sector establishments interested in the communication and/or representation of American values and interests.
The two-year long program does not confer teaching qualifications. Students are eligible for admission to PhD programs. In the scope of the Master Course students will have opportunities of preparation for doctoral studies.
The aim of this course is to train high-level specialists capable of meeting the specific demands of the labor 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 French 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 int he sectors of education and research, tourism management, banking and finance, and intercultural communications.
This program gives a comprehensive overview over all areas of American studies — literature, culture, politics, history and language – and trains specialists well-versed in both the critical and applied theory concerning the United States of America. Degree holders will have solid skills to conduct independent research, to assess and process relevant information, and communicate their findings according to high academic standards.
Strength of program
Students will acquire: a sound knowledge of and fluency in American English (oral and written, academic style) in-depth knowledge of the culture, history, and literature of the United States.
Find the detailed structure of the program on the site of the Faculty:
Our graduates also find jobs in the sectors of journalism and media, education, tourism, marketing and advertising, banking and accountancy, publishing and broadcasting, and at governmental organizations.
Journalist, media expert, teacher, marketing and advertising manager, specialist in diplomatic affairs.