Doctoral School of Literary Studies

Title

Doctoral School of Literary Studies

Degree

Doctor (PhD) of Literary and Cultural Studies

Type

Degree program

Level

Doctoral

Accreditation number

MAB 2017/6/IX/4/2/1073

Language

English

Duration

4+4 semesters (2+2 years)

ECTS credits

240

Minimum number of students

1

Maximum number of students

20

Short description

The goal of this program is to prepare students for obtaining their PhD degree through acquisition of latest research methodologies, participation in conferences and teaching expertise in higher education.

The Doctoral School of Literary Studies offers doctoral studies in the following fields:

  • American Studies
  • Comparative Literature
  • Dutch Studies
  • Folklore Studies
  • French Literature
  • Gender in English and American Literature and Culture
  • General Literary Studies
  • Hungarian and Comparative Folklore
  • Italian Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Library Studies
  • Literary Theory and Cultural Studies
  • Medieval and Early Modern English Literature and Culture
  • Modern English and American Literature and Culture
  • Portuguese Literatures: History of Prose Fiction
  • Romanticism
  • Russian Literature and Culture between East and West
  • Russian Literature and Literary Studies: a Comparative Approach
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Slavic Literatures
  • Studies in German Literatures and Cultures
  • Textual Analysis of the Works and Precedents of Contemporary Latin-American Prose Fiction
  • The Folklore and Literature of the Uralic Peoples
  • The Hungarian and European Renaissance
Strength of program

Main aims of the doctoral school are to prepare students for obtaining the doctoral (PhD) degree through helping them to gain mastery in scholarly research and writing, encouraging their conference participation, and creating the opportunity for them to take part in the various activities of the home-department.

Full time program

Programs of the Doctoral School of Literary Studies:

  • Literary Theory and Cultural Studies
  • Comparative Literature
  • The Hungarian and European Renaissance
  • The Hungarian Baroque V. The Hungarian and European Enlightenment
  • Romanticism VII. Late Romantic and Early Modern Hungarian Literature
  • Hungarian Modernism IX. Hungarian Literature after 1945
  • The Folklore and Literature of the Uralic People
  • Library Studies
  • Hungarian and Comparative Folklore
  • Medieval and Early Modern English Literature and Culture
  • Modern English and American Literature and Culture
  • Gender in English and American Literature and Culture
  • American Studies
  • French Literature from the Middle Ages to the Age of Enlightenment
  • French Literature from the Age of Enlightenment to the Present
  • Portuguese Literatures: History of Prose Fiction
  • Italian Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Textual Analysis of the Works and Precedents of Contemporary Latin-American Prose Fiction
  • Russian Literature and Literary Studies: a Comparative Approach
  • Russian Literature and Culture between East and West
  • Slavic Literature
  • Studies in German Literatures and Cultures
  • Dutch Studies 
  • Scandinavian Studies
Career opportunities

Having a doctoral degree from the various fields of literary studies prepares the students for high quality academic work, with special skills in languages and literary history, such as trains them to teach at university, and gives experiences in scholarly project work.

Job examples

Research Institutes, Universities, Museums, Diplomacy, Press and Media, Publishing Companies

EU/EEA students
non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

420 EUR

2,200 EUR

Application fee

30 EUR (non-refundable)

30 EUR (non-refundable)

non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

2,200 EUR

Application fee

30 EUR (non-refundable)


Offered for the next academic year

Yes

Start program

07, Sep, 2020

Deadline for applications - September intake

08, May, 2020

Is there a February intake

No


Admission requirements

Minimum level of language proficiency (oral) (A1-C2): B2             

Minimum level of language proficiency (written) (A1-C2): B2

Documents to submit with application

Document

Comment

Online application form

-

Master-level degree

with good qualification 

CV

 

Research work plan

3-4 pages

Letter of recommendation

 

Certificate of clean criminal records

 

Copy of application fee transfer

 

Language certificate

Level B2 or above

Other: Letter of acceptance from the future supervisor

 
Application procedure

The application starts in the online application system. Students need to register in the system, fill in the online application form, upload the required documents and follow the instructions during the application process. 

Applications can be accepted for the topics offered by the supervisors of the doctoral schools. (To be published in February 2020)

Bank information for paying the application fee:

Beneficiary: Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem
Account number: 10032000-01426201-00000000
IBAN: HU03 1003 2000 0142 6201 0000 0000
SWIFT: MANEHUHB
BIC: HUSTHUHB
Transfer information: FELVI-BTKPHD C104 C10401/16 

Procedure of the entrance examination:

The applications are examined by the Admission Board [18 May 2020 – 16 June 2020] and applicants are notified of the outcome of the selection in the online application system until [31 July 2020]. Admission letters are sent out in the online application system until [31 July 2020].

Place of entrance examination: 

Faculty of Humanities, 1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 4/A or Skype

Further details of selection and evaluation: 

The ranking is based on a total evaluation of the academic excellence (based on the submitted documents) and the results of the entrance exam.

Program leader

Prof. Dr. István LUKÁCS
Head of the Doctoral School of Literary Studies

Program coordinator

Mr. Béla STIPICH
Head of Department of Doctoral and Academic Affairs
E-mail: stipich.bela@btk.elte.hu
Postal address: H-1088 Budapest, Múzeum körút 4/A

Ms. Zsófia DERES
Scientific Secretary of the Doctoral School of Literary Studies
deres.zsofia@btk.elte.hu

Faculty of Humanities

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