|Study location||Hungary, Budapest|
|Type||Master, partial/exchange studies|
|Nominal duration||1-2 semesters (60 credits/2 semesters) (60 ECTS) (60 ECTS)|
|Awards||MA (Philologist in Russian Language and Literature)|
|Course code||Arts and Humanities|
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 Slavonic Studies, Specialized in Russian Studies.
In the case of any other degree, each diploma will be considered individually. The applicant must have 50 credits in the field of Russian studies (Russian language, linguistics, literature and culture). Transcripts from your bachelor’s degree as well as course descriptions will be requested.
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 / Russian.
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.
Applications are accepted from the following territories (based on citizenship): Albania, Cambodia, Lebanon, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Syria, Vietnam.
BA in the Russian Language, Medium level language competence in Russian (B2 level).
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
This MA program prepares students to become well-trained specialists in Russian philology and gives them high-level competence in the language. In their diploma work, students can gain a specialized knowledge in a chosen subfield of Russian philology, for which they may be prepared by participating in the various special courses.
This program is recommended to applicants who wish to undergo a wide-scale training in the set of disciplinary studies overlapping the above subjects, to acquire special competencies in a linguistics- and culturology-based approach to the whole of culture. Traditionally the Department of Russian Language and Literature at Eötvös Loránd University has been for long decades carrying out research into Russian Literature, Language and Culture, applying most varying scholarly methods, thus accumulating and improving theoretical know-how for developing and applying theory. Since a high priority is given to systematically exploring theory via acquisition of the set of terms embedded in Russian terminology of culture, professional knowledge can be attained most effectively.
As for the courses in linguistics, a flexible two-fold structure is maintained: they encompass the classical disciplines i. e. lexicology, morphology, syntax in their synchronic and diachronic aspect, complemented by a wide range of optional seminars in virtually any linguistic approach. As a result, those students who are interested in linguistics can take a program that perfectly matches their needs and helps them choose a special field of research which can be further elaborated as part of their PhD program, also available at the Department.
This program enables students to acquire a most high level of language skills, knowledge in traditional and novel methodology of mapping cultural mainstreams within the prospect of various historical, social contexts. Requirements stipulated in curricula are harmonised with international standards applicable for training up-to-date specialists, who possess a wide horizon of professional information and skills in respect of Russian studies. Those interested in Russian philology, literature and linguistics, already have an intermediate (B2) level in the target language and wish to have a firm academic basis and high proficiency in practical Russian, will profit from the options provided in the rich selection of courses.
Graduates are supposed to use the Russian language in any situation, including those that require a high level of cultural awareness; carry out independent research in their field of academic interest; as an expert critically select and evaluate information concerning the Russian culture.
Strength of program
After completing the program, students have the possibility to start their doctoral program in Russian linguistics or Russian literature, offered by the department.
The program regularly invites foreign specialists as visiting professors from Russia and all over the world. The strength of the MA program is also indicated by the scientific achievements of the department staff (four professors have a DSc degree; numerous books and international publications) and also the professional career of the students who have already completed the MA program.
A B2-level, internationally recognized language certificate in the target language or a diploma in the target language. A bachelor degree in Slavonic Studies, Specialized in Russian Studies is also required.
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The application documents are processed by the Department of International Affairs and then forwarded to the department responsible for the given degree programme. The department checks the documents and organizes an interview by telephone, online (e.g. Skype) or in person. After the entrance interview, the department comes to a decision and informs the Department of International Affairs.
Mr Ádám Benjámin Varga
Stipendium Hungaircum coordinator
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Many of our graduates have entered an academic career after obtaining their PhD degree.
Apart from the education sector, the career opportunities of students with an MA degree in Russian language and literature embrace the economic, cultural, political, and social spheres. The labour market for specialists with this MA degree includes job opportunities for experts who are expected to have the skills to speak Russian at a high level; to understand Russian culture and the cultural environment, trends and movements in contemporary Russia; to be an expert in Russian philology.
•Scholar in Russian philology
•Organiser in various fields of Russian culture
•Expert on Russian culture
•Specialist in diplomatic affairs