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MAEnglish Studies

Eötvös Loránd University
Hungary, 1053 Budapest
Faculty of Humanities Hungary, Budapest
Tuition fee €3,500.00 per semester
Application fee €150.00 one-time

Application fee is non-refundable!

Examination fee €100.00 one-time
More information

elte.hu/en/english-studies-ma 

Overview

Short description
English is the lingua franca, the most important language for communication in the globalised 21st century. It is a fact of life that everywhere experts are needed who not only speak English correctly, but who are also familiar with the societies and cultures of those countries where English is the first language. Experience has shown that an extraordinarily large number of employers seek experts with not merely an excellent command of the language, but also with the ability to make good use of their knowledge of the English-speaking world. The transmission of such cultural knowledge is the foundation of tis program.

In this program, students become proficient in understanding and producing academic and media-oriented publications in the fields of English literature, socio-cultural history of the English language-based cultures (especially Great Britain, Ireland, Canada and Australia), applied and theoretical linguistics, mediating in English and their native language in specialised cultural, economic and political areas, teaching and transmitting knowledge concerning English literature and linguistics, and English language-based cultures and societies.

The program consists of the study of English Language, Linguistics, and Literature. Within this broad program of study, there are courses which a student must register for and attend as part of his or her degree program. There are also specializations tracks which give the student the opportunity to pursue his or her own, independent, in-depth research. A select few of the students graduating with an MA will have the opportunity to pursue PhD studies in English Linguistics or Literature either in Hungary or abroad. With a view toward preparing students to be future researchers, the English Studies MA program allows students to take courses in a wide variety of areas. A selection of those areas includes courses such as the following:

Linguistics
English Applied Linguistics
English Language Pedagogy (Teaching English as a Foreign Language, TEFL)
Literature
Culture
English Literature by Period
Film and Visual Culture
Significant Authors and Artists in British Culture
Postcolonial Literature
During the course of study for the MA, students may specialize in one of the following concentrations of study:

English Applied Linguistics
English Theoretical Linguistics
English Literature
British Cultural Studies
Postcolonial Studies (such as Irish, Scottish, Canadian, or Australian Studies)
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 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 in the sectors of education and research, tourism management, banking and finance, and intercultural communications.

This program gives a comprehensive overview of English studies, including literature, linguistics, applied linguistics and cultural studies. It also enables students to specialise in specific fields of inquery. 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.

Specializations:
English Applied Linguistics
English Theoretical Linguistics
English Literature
British Cultural Studies
Postcolonial Studies (such as Irish, Scottish, Canadian, or Australian Studies)
Strength of program
Students acquire the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills that can be utilised in both private and public sector establishments.
Level of language proficiency corresponds to C2 level (proficiency) of CEFR. Language of instruction in all courses is English.
Students are eligible for admission to PhD programmes.

Programme structure

Find the detailed structure of the program on the site of the Faculty:
www.btk.elte.hu/en/content/master-programmes.t.3475?m=251

Career opportunities

Career opportunities
MA-bearing English language and culture experts are sought in the following fields:
the world of business
the media
the translation of books and periodicals
diplomacy
international relations institutes and think-tanks
tourism
agencies responsible for grant applications
local government offices
the arts

Job examples
Journalist, English teacher, project manager at government organisations, specialist in diplomatic affairs.

Apply now! September 2019/20
Application deadline
Mar 15, 2019 23:59
Europe/Budapest time
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 9, 2019
Apply now! September 2019/20
Application deadline
Apr 15, 2019 23:59
Europe/Budapest time
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 2, 2019
Apply now! September 2019/20
Application deadline
May 15, 2019 23:59
Europe/Budapest time
Studies commence
Sep 2, 2019
Apply now! September 2019/20
Application start
May 16, 2019
Application deadline
Jun 15, 2019 23:59
Europe/Budapest time
Studies commence
Sep 2, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States