MA In English Studies

General

Program Description

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The objective of the two-year program is to acquaint students with a broadly defined concept of English literary culture, including its history, major trends, critical schools and, of course, its most representative works and authors.

Program Structure

While holding a BA in English Studies and completing yet further foundational courses in the initial phases of the program is essential, students and instructors no longer just survey a given field but undertake an in-depth exploration of it. Therefore, detailed textual analysis with its associated historical dimension constitutes the core activity in class. Our choice of readings has been partly determined by the academic profile of the department and the religious mission of the University. As a result, the program places particular emphasis on Biblical and Christian traditions and explores, among other issues, the complex and continuing presence of the Bible within English literature. The foundation courses of the program also include linguistics, history, culture, and language use. During the 2016/17 curricular revision, a practical skills module has been added to the program, in response to the needs and challenges of the changing world.

  • Duration of study: 4 semesters
  • Specialization: English literature
  • Schedule: full-time

Main subject areas

  • English language and literature
  • English linguistics
  • British history, society, and culture
  • Post-colonial literature and culture
  • Different periods in English literary history
  • English literature and Christianity
  • Practical skills (advanced writing, academic presentation, editing skills, conference and workshop experience, research methodology, digital skills)

Admission Criteria and Application Process

Entry requirements

  • BA degree in English Studies, or any degree in Humanities with at least 50 credits in English Studies
  • and a C1 CEFR-level (or equivalent) internationally recognized English language exam certificate
  • Application form
  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Fees and Scholarship Opportunities

I. Application deadline for self-financing applicants: 30/4/2020

Tuition fee: 1,200 EUR / semester for non-EU and EU citizens

Application deadline: 30/4/2020

Self-funding applicants shall submit their documentation via our Online Application Platform.

II. Stipendium Hungaricum Programme

We are pleased to announce that the new Call for Applications for the academic year 2020/2021.

Call for Applications for bachelor’s and master’s programs 2020/2021

Applicants of certain countries may have the possibility to apply for the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme financed by the Hungarian state. The scholarship covers the entire tuition fee, budget for accommodation (or contribution to accommodation costs) and medical insurance in Hungary.

This study program is available with Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship for the citizens of the following countries:

Albania, Algeria, Argentine, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kosovo, Kurdistan Regional Government/Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yemen

III. Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People

We are pleased to announce that the new Call for Applications for the academic year 2020/2021.

Application deadline: January 31, 2020

Call for Applications 2020/2021

The core mission of the Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People is to provide the possibility of studying in Hungary for young Christian students living in the crisis regions of the world and/or being threatened in their country because of their faith.

For the 2020/21 academic year, the scholarship is announced for the citizens of the following countries: Egypt, Lebanese Republic, Republic of Iraq, State of Israel, Palestine, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Kenya, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Republic of Armenia and Nigeria.

Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

The legal predecessor of our University was the Reformed Theological Academy of Budapest, founded in 1855 and granted University status by the Hungarian Parliament in 1900. In 1993 the General Assembl ... Read More

The legal predecessor of our University was the Reformed Theological Academy of Budapest, founded in 1855 and granted University status by the Hungarian Parliament in 1900. In 1993 the General Assembly of the Hungarian Reformed Church took the decision to establish a multifaculty University, and this decision was approved later on in the year on 21st September by the Parliament of the Republic of Hungary. Through the creation of Károli Gáspár University, the Hungarian Reformed Church has fulfilled the aims of its forefathers. Our University, in the spirit of the universitas scientiarium, aims to raise the status of not solely the Church, but also the nation, through its educational, teaching and academic work. Read less