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Hungarian Language and Literature (Double Major, Teacher Training), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #701 (ARWU) ,
The 2nd-cycle study programme in Hungarian Language and Literature leads to "magisterij" (master's degree). It is implemented by the Faculty of Arts and provides an appropriate set of linguistic and literary topics that are related to current issues of Hungarian language as a study course in (bilingual) primary and secondary schools.


Graduates are trained for organizing and planning classroom work and for using communication skills, as well as for the duties and tasks outside the classroom (as a class teacher, mentor, or social partner). Elective courses focus on specific issues of modern Hungarian language and Hungarian and world literature. It is also important to emphasize that the programme is built on the uniqueness of the position of Hungarian language as a minority mother tongue.

The role of the programme in the development of the country derives primarily from the nature of Hungarian studies as a field of Humanities with a special position of national significance, and it is seen as a response to growing globalization processes in modern society: it makes the Hungarian language a conscious feature as a mother tongue, as a regional official language and as a second language / language of the environment; the program also stresses the role of the Hungarian language and literature as fundamental elements of national identity (with an emphasis on ethnic, linguistic and cultural identity of the Hungarian minority in Slovenia), it establishes appropriate attitudes toward civic education and Hungarian language as its essential ingredient, and underlines the role of the Hungarian language and literature in relation to other national languages and literatures in the contemporary globalized society. Specifically, it contributes to the promotion of writing and reading culture in Hungarian as well as to the preservation of the Hungarian language. It enables the society to achieve spiritual and cultural well-being and meaningful renewal of the internal and cross-cultural relationships.


Year 1: 1st Semester

  • Pedagogy (3)
  • Didactics (5)
  • Psychology of Learning and Development (5)
  • Working with Children with Special Needs (3)
  • Interdisciplinary Observer Practice (2)
  • Didactics of Hungarian Language and Literature 1 (3)
  • Language Culture in Bilingual Education (3)

Year 1: 2nd Semester

  • Didactics of Hungarian Language and Literature 2 (3)
  • Pedagogy Practicum Hungarian Language and Literature 1 (3)
  • Approach of the Hungarian Literature from Canonic Theoretical Point of View (4)
  • Elective teacher-training course 1 (3)
  • Elective teacher-training course 2 (3)

Elective teacher-training courses:

  • Discipline in Contemporary School (3)
  • Multimedia (3)
  • Multilingualism in the School (3)
  • Learning of Language and Communication in the Classroom (3)
  • Authentic Forms of Knowledge Assessment (3)
  • Games in Teaching (3)
  • Professional Language in School (3)
  • Supervision and Group Process in Education (3)
  • Badminton and Fitness (3)
  • English for Academic Purposes (3)
  • Volleyball and Aerobic Exercise (3)
  • Ethical Issues in Education (3)
  • Alternative Pedagogical Concepts (3)
  • Professional Development of Teachers (3)
  • Outdoor Learning (3)

Year 2: 3rd Semester

  • Didactics of Hungarian Language and Literature 3 (3)
  • Intertextuality and Referentiality in the Modern Hungarian Literature (3)
  • Elective course (3)
  • Selected Chapters of Hungarian Language (3)
  • Elective course (3)

Year 2: 4th Semester

  • Pedagogy Practicum Hungarian Language and Literature 2 (4)
  • Master Degree Examination (3)
  • Master’s Thesis (8)


The study programme has been accredited by the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (Slovenian abbreviation: NAKVIS; English abbreviation SQAA). 

Programme Structure

Detailed programme structure is available under "Overview".

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Candidates apply in 2 application periods. However, in the 2nd, they may apply only for programmes still having vacancies that the faculty decides to fill.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in Hungarian
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Slovenian
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Please find detailed admission requirements at the following link: (page 11).


The Call for Application into Postgraduate Study Programmes of the University of Maribor for the 2019/2020 Academic Year is available at 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2980 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2980 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Tuition also applies to all Slovene/EU students who have already obtained an education corresponding to master’s degree.

Living costs for Maribor

  • 480 - 700 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


Full-time students from Slovenia and other EU countries, and full-time students from non-EU countries who are granted international protection, applicants for international protection and persons from countries with which Slovenia has concluded bilateral agreement (i.e. Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, B&H, and Serbia) pay NO TUITION FEE (except the part for studying in English, if applicable) if they have not already obtained an education corresponding to master's degree.

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