• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
The goal of the MA in English Studies from University of Pécs is to train experts in the field of English Studies who have sound theoretical, methodological and practical knowledge of the English language and can apply such knowledge in practice.

Overview

The experts have thorough knowledge and understanding of the literature, culture and the social and political systems of English-speaking countries, including Great Britain, Ireland and Canada, the major trends and research fields of modern theoretical and applied linguistics and their results that mainly apply to the English language. 

They can apply the acquired knowledge in the business sector, the media, education, diplomacy, at institutions engaged in international relations, in tourism, the publishing sector, tender agencies, local, regional and national government offices and, in general, in the cultural public sphere. They are prepared to pursue studies in doctoral degree programs.

The MA in English Studies from University of Pécs is offered to full-time students as well as in the form of a correspondence program. The range of subjects taught in courses of two academic-hour-long sessions (lectures, seminars and consultations) per week is grouped as follows: 

  • Introductory courses in English linguistics, English history, literature and culture
  • Two paths students choose from: specialization in English literature or specialization in English applied linguistics 

The graduates of the MA degree program are qualified for:

  • carrying out tasks and filling positions that require special expertise and education; conceptual and abstract thinking; and practical skills in the field of English Studies,
  • pursuing their profession in theory and practice in an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary manner,
  • independent research,
  • carrying out independent scholarly work and publishing original studies on the culture, history and literature of English-speaking nations and the English language,
  • mediating between English-speaking and Hungarian-speaking cultures at a high level in cultural, economic, political, etc. areas,
  • transmitting knowledge pertaining to the English language, English-speaking cultures and societies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The System of English in a Historical Perspective
  • Research Methodology
  • British Socio-Cultural History 
  • Current Issues in Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Individual Differences in SLA 
  • A Cultural History of Literary Genres in Britain

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    83

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Certified and translated (if originals are not in English) copy of BA diploma in English Studies (major or minor) - with transcript of records
  • Certified and translated (if originals are not in English) copy of school transcripts showing satisfactory completion of senior high school.
  • Europass CV in English
  • Motivation letter (introduction plus field of interest, etc.) in 3000 to 3500 characters.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Application fee: EUR 140

Living costs for Pécs

  • 118000 - 165000 HUF/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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