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Overview

Program description:

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.

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.

Entrance exam:
Yes

Type of entrance exam:
Oral

Entrance exam location:
Electronic

Entrance exam description:
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.

The entrance exam contains a discussion about the motivation and program-related academic background and professional experience of the applicant. Successful applicants must have an excellent command of English and to pass the entrance exam. The entrance exam can be taken in person or via Skype.
The ranking is based on a total evaluation of the academic excellence (based on the submitted documents) and the results of the entrance exam.

Contact:
Mr. Ádám Benjámin Varga
Stipendium Hungaricum coordinator
stipendiumhungaricum@btk.elte.hu

Preparatory year available:
No

Specialisation year available:
No

Minimum number of scholarship holders:
2

Maximum number of scholarship holders:
50

Link:
studyinhungary.hu/institution/eotvos-lorand-university-66.html

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
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.

Job examples
Journalist, media expert, teacher, marketing and advertising manager, specialist in diplomatic affairs.

Not available for applying at the moment

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States