|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 American Studies)|
|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 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.
Applications are accepted from the following territories (based on citizenship): Albania, Cambodia, Lebanon, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Syria, Vietnam.
TOEFL PBT (Paper-based test): 550-583 or
Depending on its (academic) profile, the applicant might be offered preparatory courses if this level of proficiency has not been reached yet.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Mr. Ádám Benjámin Varga
Stipendium Hungaricum coordinator
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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
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.