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Program description:
The ELTE interdisciplinary semiotics MA program educates students to become well-trained specialists in semiotics of culture with a global overview of the various fields of humanities: literary studies, linguistics, philosophy, visual arts and general art studies – including approaches to fine arts, films, theatre and music – and also the most contemporary methods of their research synthetized under a semiotic methodological point of view. At the same time, choosing the specific field for their diploma work, students can gain a specialized knowledge in one subfield of the semiotics of humanities (e.g. literary semiotics, visual semiotics, musical semiotics, theoretical semiotics, ethnosemiotics, etc.). The program is flexible to motivate students to find the best Hungarian specialists in the given field and help them to be involved in international research contexts and dialogues with foreign scholars and professors. The curriculum (in detail see attached) consists of courses on the history and theory of semiotics, language, communication, texts and translation, theory of meaning, logic, argumentation, field studies of cultural, national and special semiotic systems, various forms of applied semiotics and semiotic pragmatics in general. The program also lays emphasis on the preparation of students entering PhD studies to plan their research career.

Entry requirements:
A C1-level, internationally recognized language certificate in the target language or a diploma in the target language. A bachelor degree in a connected study field 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
International Student Advisor

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States