Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)

Introduction

ELTE - in the top 5% of higher education institutions worldwide

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 center 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 center 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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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

MA in American Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


MA in English Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


MA in European Master Course TEMA European Territories

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


MA in Film Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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. ... [-]


MA in Human Resources Counselling

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


MA in Logic and Theory of Science

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


MA in Psychology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


MA in Romanian Language, Literature and Culture

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


MA in Semiotics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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 ).... [-]


MA in Social Integration

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


MSc

MSc in Cartography

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


MSc in Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


MSc in Computer Science

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


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Address H-1053 Budapest, Egyetem tér 1-3
Budapest, Hungary
Website http://www.elte.hu/
Phone +36 1 411 6500