Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)

Introduction

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Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) is the oldest and largest university in Hungary and it is the most popular higher education institution among applicants each year. As the leading research university in Hungary, the name of ELTE means knowledge, opportunities, competition, openness and community. Meet ELTE students and take a tour with us at ELTE in the centre of Budapest. Discover new opportunities and challenge your talent. Join the community of Eötvös Loránd University.

History

The predecessor of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) was founded in the rural town of Nagyszombat (today: Trnava, Slovakia) in 1635 by Cardinal Péter Pázmány, as a catholic university for teaching Theology and Philosophy. In 1770-1780, the University was transferred to Buda and later to Pest, and with the support of Maria Theresa, the Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, became the Royal Hungarian University.

Over the following decades, new faculties were established to meet the expectations of a learned society. In the second half of the 19th century, the University developed into a centre of modern higher education in today's sense, covering nearly every scholarly field.

In 1950 the university was reorganized and adopted its present name. It was named after one of its professors, the world-famous physicist, Loránd Eötvös.

Recently, a new campus has been built on the scenic banks of the Danube. This campus, Lágymányos Campus is now home to three faculties: Faculty of Informatics, Faculty of Science, and Faculty of Social Sciences.

Currently, the university has eight faculties: Education and Psychology, Humanities, Informatics, Law, Primary and Pre-School Education, Science, Social Sciences, and the Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Education.

Hungarian Accreditation Board

Eötvös Loránd University is internationally recognized and its programs are accredited by the Hungarian Accreditation Board. The diplomas issued by Eötvös Loránd University are acknowledged worldwide, and its course credits are transferable in all countries in the European Union.

Over the last hundred years, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) has had many world famous scientists and four Nobel Prize laureates among its teachers and alumni. The current number of students enrolled yearly has reached 28,000, and there is an academic staff of 1,800 highly-qualified teachers and researchers.

ELTE People

Eötvös Loránd University – a place where talented people meet. Leading researchers, scientists, artists, intellectuals, successful businessmen, sportsmen, and public figures spend their university years here, experts contribute to teaching and carry out research projects here and attract the most talented students of the future generation.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Hungarian

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MA in American Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hungary Budapest

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. [+]

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 MA programme in American Studies 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 programme does not confer teaching qualifications. Students are eligible for admission to PhD programmes. Strength of program 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. 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. Admission requirements - Language requirement TOEFL PBT (Paper-based test): 550-583 or TOEFL IBT (Internet-based test): 79-93 or IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 6.5 or CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference): C1 [-]

MA in English Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hungary Budapest

In this program, students become proficient in understanding and producing academic and media-oriented publications in the fields of English literature, socio-cultural history of the English language-based cultures (especially Great Britain, Ireland, Canada and Australia), applied and theoretical linguistics, mediating in English and their native language in specialised cultural, economic and political areas, teaching and transmitting knowledge concerning English literature and linguistics, and English language-based cultures and societies. [+]

English is the lingua franca, the most important language for communication in the globalised 21st century. It is a fact of life that everywhere experts are needed who not only speak English correctly, but who are also familiar with the societies and cultures of those countries where English is the first language. Experience has shown that an extraordinarily large number of employers seek experts with not merely an excellent command of the language, but also with the ability to make good use of their knowledge of the English-speaking world. The transmission of such cultural knowledge is the foundation of tis program. In this program, students become proficient in understanding and producing academic and media-oriented publications in the fields of English literature, socio-cultural history of the English language-based cultures (especially Great Britain, Ireland, Canada and Australia), applied and theoretical linguistics, mediating in English and their native language in specialised cultural, economic and political areas, teaching and transmitting knowledge concerning English literature and linguistics, and English language-based cultures and societies. The program consists of the study of English Language, Linguistics, and Literature. Within this broad program of study, there are courses which a student must register for and attend as part of his or her degree program. There are also specializations tracks which give the student the opportunity to pursue his or her own, independent, in-depth research. A select few of the students graduating with an MA will have the opportunity to pursue PhD studies in English Linguistics or Literature either in... [-]

MA in European Master Course TEMA European Territories

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hungary Budapest

The 2-year-long (120 ECTS) European Master Course TEMA European Territories (Civilisation, Nation, Region, City): Identity and Development proposes the analysis of political use and scientific representation of territorial units (civilization, nation, region, city) in an interdisciplinary, research-based curriculum. [+]

The 2-year-long (120 ECTS) European Master Course TEMA European Territories (Civilisation, Nation, Region, City): Identity and Development proposes the analysis of political use and scientific representation of territorial units (civilization, nation, region, city) in an interdisciplinary, research-based curriculum. Organised in four major modules: civilization, nation, region and city, that represent four research scales, as well as four different approaches to historical, political, social and cultural issues of space and those of territory, the TEMA Master Course is offered by a consortium of the following European universities: Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest, École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales of Paris, University of Catania and Charles University of Prague. Strength of program The TEMA European Master Course is provided by highly qualified and experienced teachers in terms of teaching and research in the field of the proposed master course, offering a theoretical reflection and a methodological approach that apply both to European and to a larger international context. The point of convergence for all four partner institutions is their unique approach that highlights the importance of analysis of identity through territoriality and its historicity. The complementarity of the partners resides, on the one hand, in the strengths of the four levels of analysis (civilization, nation, region and city), and in the traditional differences in the thematics and methodology on the other. The TEMA teaching staff in Budapest consists of specialists in the fields of urban history, urban and regional development, and national identities, who have an excellent command of French and/or... [-]

MA in Film Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hungary Budapest

The master’s program combining theoretical and practical knowledge allows students to deepen their basic knowledge acquired throughout the bachelor’s program in the field of film history, film analysis, film theory or practical skills. [+]

The master’s program combining theoretical and practical knowledge allows students to deepen their basic knowledge acquired throughout the bachelor’s program in the field of film history, film analysis, film theory or practical skills. The program includes two specializations: Film Theory Specialization and Filmmaking Specialization. The Film Theory specialization offers a general overview on the history and theory of film, as well as critical understanding of the mechanisms and genres of popular film culture, with an emphasis on academic and critical writing. Students become familiar with the different periods of Hungarian and world film history, the different theoretical approaches of film studies and filmic genres, and develop their skills of reading theoretical texts and interpreting films. During consultations the faculty helps them to develop their research interests and to become committed specialists, who will be capable of pursuing an academic career. The Filmmaking specialization is operated in cooperation with Budapest Film Academy and provides students up-to-date knowledge of different fields of the moving image industry. They get acquainted with the basic characteristics and writing of film scripts, the mechanisms and requirements of international film production and distribution, and get basic skills in directing, cinematography, and editing. Strength of program The Institute for Art Theory and Media Studies at ELTE was one of the first higher education institutions in Hungary to offer a degree in Film Studies. Part of the prestigious Institute for Art Theory and Media Studies, the Department of Film Studies has been hosting various undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs... [-]

MA in Human Resources Counselling

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hungary Budapest

The aim of the program is to train experts, who, in possession of their human, economic and developed interdisciplinary approach, are able to make detailed analyses, to find global and special correlations and to carry out advising and assessing activities in the world of organisations, work, employment and education. [+]

The aim of the program is to train experts, who, in possession of their human, economic and developed interdisciplinary approach, are able to make detailed analyses, to find global and special correlations and to carry out advising and assessing activities in the world of organisations, work, employment and education. They apply their professional skills, support the macro-level processes of human resource management and education according to the different professional requirements of the given workplace. They are able to identify special professional problems and define practical solutions to them. They provide help for individuals to make career planning decisions. Their advising activity is determined by their knowledge of the HR market and organisational processes. They are prepared to continue their studies in a doctoral program. Strength of program The program is two-folded: it integrates different but closely interconnected disciplines: psychology, economics/human resource management, educational studies and relies heavily on partners that offer a “real-life” insight into the profession. We train experts who, at the end of the program, are able to make detailed analyses, find general and specific correlations in the world of organisations, work, employment and training, and who can carry out counselling and assessing activities incorporating their HR and economic studies applying their interdisciplinary attitude. Career opportunities Those who graduate from the Human Resources Counselling MA program can find advising and career consultant positions both in the public and in the private sectors in human resources, registry offices, career centres, temporary agency work, in organisations dealing with youth’s career... [-]

MA in Logic and Theory of Science

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hungary Budapest

This program focuses on logic and its applications in the philosophy of science, particularly in the foundations of mathematics, physics, linguistics, and the social sciences. [+]

This program focuses on logic and its applications in the philosophy of science, particularly in the foundations of mathematics, physics, linguistics, and the social sciences. Beyond a few core courses and a joint four-semester seminar series providing a common background to all students, we offer the following four thematic groups of courses: Logic and the Philosophy of Mathematics, Foundations of Physics, Logic in Linguistics, and Models in the Social Sciences. In general, the program is research oriented, aiming to prepare students for a doctoral program. The program aims at developing research abilities of the students. Its central part is the Logic and its Applications Seminar at the Department of Logic, where students and staff members together discuss their work in progress. The most often occurring topics of the seminar are set theory and model theory in their philosophical connections, philosophy of mathematics in general, formalisation of physical theories, such as special and general relativity within different logical frameworks. Students get acquainted with the research works of the staff of the department and its partner and join a research program in order to write their own thesis. They are required to give two presentations of their work during the two years. Strength of program The Department of Logic at ELTE has successful cooperation with the Algerbraic Logic research division at Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Department of Theoretical Linguistics of the Research institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The department organizes and hosts two... [-]

MA in Psychology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hungary Budapest

The aim of the qualification is to train psychologist professionals who master the theories and methods of the science of psychology at an advanced level, who are proficient in the various fields of psychology, who possess the skills and techniques of the psychologist profession and are able to apply these to help individuals, groups or organizations develop and improve. [+]

The aim of the qualification is to train psychologist professionals who master the theories and methods of the science of psychology at an advanced level, who are proficient in the various fields of psychology, who possess the skills and techniques of the psychologist profession and are able to apply these to help individuals, groups or organizations develop and improve. Further aims are to present recent theoretical and practical material, to establish professional skills and commitment for the profession within the field of psychology at a level that gives a solid foundation of knowledge that enables the student to practice psychology as a vocation independently at a master level, to participate in postgraduate courses and to attend further training in doctoral schools. A master of psychology is characterized by expansive and integrated professional and theoretical knowledge, the creative adaptation of the methods of academic knowledge, psychological responsiveness and communicational efficacy through the utilization of personal resources along with a high degree of professional commitment. Specialisations: CLINICAL AND HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY SPECIALISATION The aim of the Clinical and Health Psychology program is to integrate clinical knowledge and current research in order to prepare our students to both practice and research on health and clinical fields. Our program provides the opportunity to advance professional practice in both clinical psychology and clinical health psychology. This two-year Clinical and Health Psychology MA Program trains mental health professionals to work in both primary care settings and traditional clinical psychology settings. Our program also prepares students for further... [-]

MA in Romanian Language, Literature and Culture

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hungary Budapest

The main goal of the program is to ensure a good knowledge of the Romanian language and literature. BA level provides a thorough training in order to be able to apply forward at PhD level. [+]

The main goal of the program is to ensure a good knowledge of the Romanian language and literature. BA level provides a thorough training in order to be able to apply forward at PhD level. The program also emphasis the practical training so that those who graduate it will have the chance to engage in the competitive sphere/ labor market (translator , editor , publisher , etc.) Strength of program The Department of Romanian philology was founded in 1863. It was the first chair of the Romanian language and literature in Europe. The Department has several contracts with universities (University of Bucharest, Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj Napoca, University of Oradea ) and academic institutions (George Bariţiu Academic Institute of History) from Romania . Diplomas from our department, based on European regulations and the Romanian-Hungarian bilateral agreements are recognized in Romania and also in Europe. Career opportunities Those who graduate from our department can go on to master program, or can find a job. Here are some examples where those who have graduated with us, are working: publishing, journalism, school education, ministry of foreign affairs, cultural relations, self-government state government , tourism etc. Job examples Publishing, journalism, school education, ministry of foreign affairs , cultural relations , self-government , state government , tourism etc. Admission requirements - Language requirement Romanian: DELF B2 [-]

MA in Semiotics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hungary Budapest

Semiotics is an ancient discipline with a long history, which has gained a firm theoretical foundation during the 19th century and an ever growing significance over the last 50 years. This discipline is now in a period of very intensive, concentrated research and self-identification on the map of contemporary science. [+]

Semiotics is an ancient discipline with a long history, which has gained a firm theoretical foundation during the 19th century and an ever growing significance over the last 50 years. This discipline is now in a period of very intensive, concentrated research and self-identification on the map of contemporary science. The interdisciplinary Semiotics MA program at ELTE 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 research synthetized from a semiotic methodological point of view. At the same time, choosing the specific field for diploma work students can gain specialized knowledge in one subfield of the semiotics of humanities (e.g., literary, visual, musical, theoretical semiotics, and ethnosemiotics ). The program is designed to be flexible to motivate students to find the best Hungarian specialists in the given field and assist them to become involved in international research and dialogues with foreign scholars and lecturers. The curriculum 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 for PhD studies to plan their research career. Strength of program An interdisciplinary orientation within the... [-]

MA in Social Integration

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hungary Budapest

Multi/intercultural issues have become increasingly significant in political, social, cultural and everyday life. This is due to processes related to globalization, to continuous social changes and to the changing cultural and educational scene. [+]

Multi/intercultural issues have become increasingly significant in political, social, cultural and everyday life. This is due to processes related to globalization, to continuous social changes and to the changing cultural and educational scene. Cultural awareness has thus become an essential part of being a professional in most fields but it is truly indispensable in community work and education. To meet the need for experts in these fields, the Institute of Intercultural Psychology and Education (IIPE) at the Faculty of Education and Psychology ELTE launched its first MA Program of Intercultural Psychology and Education (4 semesters, 120 credits) in 2009s. Since September 2013, the program has been offered in English to students from various regions of the world. The program provides students with knowledge about the multifaceted nature of intercultural issues and multi/interculturalism by means of a multidisciplinary approach, which includes anthropology, sociology, psychology, and education. The program is both theory-based and practice oriented. Courses are based on latest research in relevant fields, and students are given opportunities to test and apply their theoretical knowledge in practical situations. Approximately half of the program consists of trainings, seminars, and field work. The program prepares students to understand and effectively work with culturally diverse populations in different institutions and in different settings, ranging from small communities to multinational corporations. With their sound knowledge and competences in intercultural psychology and education, graduates of the program will be able to consciously treat the diversity of values in different societies, helping to promote social equity, human... [-]

MSc

MSc in Cartography

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hungary Budapest

The objective of the Master program is to train Cartographers with a professional cartographic approach based on high level theoretical and practical knowledge. [+]

The objective of the Master program is to train Cartographers with a professional cartographic approach based on high level theoretical and practical knowledge. They are trained to be able to manage and coordinate cartographic and geoinformatic research projects as well as to have the knowledge and skills to solve traditional cartographic or information technology-based problems. The best students can continue their studies in our PhD program. The program provides the students with a broad scale of knowledge in Cartography and Geoinformatics in combination with geography, other earth sciences, information technology, database management, web-based mapping services, etc. Students acquire the theory as well as the methodologies in the development and implementation of the latest visualization technics. Strength of program Cartography has become a modern and practical science again with the development of computerization. However, only few higher education institutions offer this training at master level. The high standard of the training is guaranteed by the highly qualified academic staff. Several of the teachers are involved in the leadership of national and international professional organizations of the related area and in editorial boards of journals in the field. Teaching is supported by modern infrastructure and well equipped labs. Upper-year students and PhD students help the first-year students in a mentor system to overcome their first challenges at the university. Career opportunities Government offices, administration in local governments, research institutions, mapping agencies, archives and private firms need a growing number of cartographers who have a solid background of geoinformatics. Business companies which have... [-]

MSc in Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hungary Budapest

Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary Master Program involving different scientific fields of natural sciences, technological sciences, and humanities as well. The focus of investigations is on the phenomena of cognition - perception, attention, memory, reasoning, thinking, and behaviour - from an interdisciplinary perspective: Anthropology, Artificial Intelligence, Biology, Linguistics, Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Psychology have contributed to its development as core disciplines. [+]

Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary Master Program involving different scientific fields of natural sciences, technological sciences, and humanities as well. The focus of investigations is on the phenomena of cognition - perception, attention, memory, reasoning, thinking, and behaviour - from an interdisciplinary perspective: Anthropology, Artificial Intelligence, Biology, Linguistics, Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Psychology have contributed to its development as core disciplines. The program offers a timely approach to answer the deep philosophical question of what is human cognition – ‘Who we are, and what kind of capabilities make us human’, with the help of modern scientific methods, like model building and sophisticated monitoring techniques (eye-tracking, EEG). The relevance of such an approach gains support from the constant need of building a knowledge-based society. The skills and knowledge gained during the program can be applied in a very wide area of basic research, applied research, and jobs outside the academic field. Strength of program Our university has longstanding educational and research traditions in a wide area of fields, including both humanities and science, thus providing an appropriate background for a multidisciplinary field such as cognitive science. The students will have the opportunity to work with distinguished researchers on various projects in the university laboratories or join research in our partner institutions. They will have the opportunity to participate in international collaborations on research projects, and the chance to do international training with one of our partner universities. Career opportunities The program provides graduates with the necessary theoretical/intellectual and empirical tools to pursue... [-]

MSc in Computer Science

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hungary Budapest

The Computer Science MSc provides theoretical and practical education to students and develops their interpersonal and professional skills. Our graduates can develop their own ideas and start their own company. [+]

The objective is to train Software Designers with a professional knowledge based on a solid theoretical background knowledge. They have the skills to take part in program development, in developing information systems and system management in various areas. The Software Designer often acts as a mediator between the customers of information systems and the producers. In this way, the job of a Software Designer synthesizes the constructive activity of engineers with the general problem-solving attitude of mathematicians while participating in teams of large-scale projects. The program provides students with a broad education in Computer Science in combination with specialized work in computer and information processing techniques, programming languages, data structures, information retrieval, operating systems, compiler design etc. Students learn the theory as well as the methodologies and techniques in the development and implementation of computer systems. The more practical programming courses are aided by several courses in pure and applied mathematics and theoretical computer science courses throughout the curriculum. Strength of program The high standard of training is guaranteed by the highly qualified academic staff. Teaching is supported by modern infrastructure and well equipped computer labs (artificial intelligence, databases, and robotics). The library of the Faculty contains several thousand volumes. Upper-year students and PhD students help the first-year students in a mentor system to overcome their first challenges at the university. In addition to the high level of theoretical training, the Faculty's relationship with the business community, the joint research and development projects offer up-to-date practical knowledge and experience to... [-]

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