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English Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (QS) Szeged, Hungary
The MA programme in English Studies offered by the Faculty of Arts at the University of Szeged is designed to provide students with interpretive skills, academic research tools, and a critical perspective in the fields of English Studies.

Overview

Students are introduced to basic theoretical fields, such as the history and theory of literature, theories of language, the social uses of language, gender studies and the multimediality of culture. An overview of academic research tools in the information society and the digital humanities is presented during the course of studies, and students participate in interactive seminars, research practice and thesis writing consultations.

Programme Structure

Rigorous coursework develops abilities of understanding the human subject in the linguistic, historical, ideological complexities of society. During the programme there is a focus on developing skills of academic research, critical thinking, argumentative academic writing and analytical skills. 

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      4 semesters

  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    8

    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:

    110

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    627

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

Minimum requirements

  • BA diploma in English Studies
Minimum level of language proficiency
  • international certificate of advanced command of English (TOE FL Score: min. 110 or, TOE FL ITP Score: min 627, or IELT S Band: min. 8 or, Cambridge Advanced English [CAE])
Description of selection and entrance examination process
  • Applicants register via the online application system. The entrance exam will be conducted in person, at a venue belonging to the Faculty of Arts OR at a venue previously designated by the Faculty of Arts in the applicant’s place of residence OR through a Skype interview. The entrance exam consists of an interview of motivation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1900 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1900 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Szeged

  • 127000 - 185800 HUF/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme was launched in 2013 by the Hungarian Government. The core mission of the programme is to increase the number of foreign students in Hungary and to encourage Hungarian higher education institutions to attract top foreign students.

Scholarship Covers:

  • full tuition fee
  • Monthly stipend
    • non-degree, bachelor, master and one-tier master level: monthly amount of HUF 40 460 (cca EUR 130) contribution to the living expenses in Hungary, for 12 months a year, until the completion of studies
    • accommodation in dormitory or HUF 40.000 per month for living expenses for the whole calendar year
    • health insurance for 12 months

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