English Studies

Eötvös Loránd University

M.A. On Campus
24 months
7000 EUR/year
7000 EUR/year
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The English Studies programme of Eötvös Loránd University studies the the lingua franca, the most important language for communication in the globalised 21st century.


During the English Studies programme of Eötvös Loránd University 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.

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.

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 Hungary or abroad. With a view toward preparing students to be future researchers, the English Studies MA program allows students to take courses in a wide variety of areas. A selection of those areas includes courses such as the following:

  • Linguistics

  • English Applied Linguistics

  • English Language Pedagogy (Teaching English as a Foreign Language, TEFL)

  • Literature

  • Culture

  • English Literature by Period

  • Film and Visual Culture

  • Significant Authors and Artists in British Culture

  • Postcolonial Literature

During the course of study for the MA, students may specialize in one of the following concentrations of study:

  • English Applied Linguistics

  • English Theoretical Linguistics

  • English Literature

  • British Cultural Studies

  • Postcolonial Studies (such as Irish, Scottish, Canadian, or Australian Studies) 

Strength of program

  • Students acquire the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills that can be utilised in both private and public sector establishments.

  • Level of language proficiency corresponds to C2 level (proficiency) of CEFR. Language of instruction in all courses is English.

  • Students are eligible for admission to PhD programmes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chapters from British Literature and Culture 
  • Linguistic Theory
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Intercultural Communication Studies
  • Literary Theory
  • Current trends in the Historiography of Great Britain

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.
  • Online application form
  • Secondary school certificate
  • Bachelor-level degree
  • Transcript of records
  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Passport
  • Application fee transfer
  • Entrance exame fee
  • Language certificate

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Application fee:

EUR 150


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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English Studies
Eötvös Loránd University