Educational Science

Title

Educational Science

Degree

Educational Scientist

Type

Degree program

Level

Master

Accreditation number

FNYF/729-3/2018

Language

English

Duration

4 semesters (2 years)

ECTS credits

120

Minimum number of students

3

Maximum number of students

50

Short description

The goal of this program is to train perfect professionals in the theoretical foundations and basic methods of educational sciences. 
Students will obtain an integrated knowledge of educational sciences and pedagogical practice, and neighbouring disciplines (philosophy, psychology, sociology, economy and law).  
This program offers students in-depth knowledge for working at governmental authorities and companies, research institutions as well as for private companies, public administration, international organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Specializations:

  • Childhood Studies
  • Research Studies
  • Educational Technology
  • Educational Management
Strength of program

The Institute of Education of the Faculty of Education and Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University is one of the main institutions for Hungarian educational research. Main strength of the Institution is the integration of educational sciences and pedagogical practice. We have good professional connections with different institutions and schools which offer internship opportunities to our students. In these schools our students gain experience and ideas about teaching, learning and educational systems.

Career opportunities

This program offers students in-depth knowledge for working at governmental authorities and companies, research institutions as well as for private companies, public administration, international organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Job examples
  • Educational Manager
  • Educational Administrator
  • Analyst
  • Educational Scholar and Researcher in schools and universities
EU/EEA students
non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

2900 EUR

2900 EUR

Application fee

120 EUR

120 EUR

Other costs

120 EUR (Entrance exam fee)

120 EUR (Entrance exam fee)

non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

2900 EUR

Application fee

120 EUR

Other costs

120 EUR (Entrance exam fee)


Offered for the next academic year

Yes

Start program

07, Sep, 2020

Deadline for applications - September intake

15, Jul, 2020

Is there a February intake

No


Admission requirements

Entry requirements

Full acknowledgement is given for the following degrees:

  • BA degree of Andragogy
  • BA degree of Teacher education
  • BA degree of Primary School Teacher Training
  • BA degree of Pre-School Teacher Training
  • BA degree of Infant and Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor Degree in Psychology, Education, Special Education, Social Pedagogy

Conditionally accepted bachelor’s degrees which will be considered in the first place:
any bachelor’s or master’s degree program in case the applicant possesses 50 credits in the following fields: pedagogical, psychological, philosophical and ethical studies; adult education studies; communicational science; health science; sociology, anthropology, political sciences; economic and legal studies.

Language requirements

Minimum level of language proficiency (oral) (A1-C2): C1
Minimum level of language proficiency (written) (A1-C2): C1

Further comments:
The language of instruction for the entire programme is English, so a very good command of English is required during the oral entrance exam and throughout the whole programme. The language knowledge is assessed and evaluated during the interview, the Faculty of Education and Psychology doesn't require an official language certificate.
 

Documents to submit with application
Document Comment

Online application form

-

Bachelor-level degree

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Transcript of records

 

CV

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Motivation letter

The letter should contain approximately 2000 characters. You should explain your experiences and ideas,
how you met the field pedagogy and why you thought it would be suitable for you, what your aim is
with the MA degree, how you would imagine your career, which area you are interested
in and what further studies you might plan.

Copy of the main pages of the passport (needs to be valid)

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Copy of application fee transfer

-

Entrance exam fee

-

Reference work

It can be any paper written in English by the applicant within the field of pedagogy
(BA thesis extract, a research paper, a seminar paper, a research report, a published
journal article or a book chapter, a case study, a literature review, etc.) Either a new
paper or an improved version of an earlier work can also be written for the current
application. The ideal length should be between 5-15 pages excluding references
and the appendices. There are no special requirements concerning the format.

An official English translation of the certificates and the records if the language of the
original is not English. It can be a translation from the university too.

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Further comments (if needed)

PLEASE NOTE:
If the applicant is taking their final examination during the current semester, and their degree certificate (diploma) is not issued before the last application deadline, a certification is required, which verifies that the applicant will presumably receive a degree. In case of being accepted as a student, however, the applicant must present the diploma upon enrolment at the latest.

This program is not available for Hungarian citizens.

 

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.

The application and the entrance exam fee should be transferred to the following account:

  • Name of Bank: Magyar Államkincstár (Hungarian State Treasury)
  • Address of Bank: Budapest, Váci út 71, Hungary – 1139
  • Holder of the account: Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem
  • Account No.: 10032000-01426201-00000000
  • SWIFT Code: HUSTHUHB
  • IBAN Number: HU03 1003 2000 0142 6201 0000 0000
  • On the transfer order please put down your full name and “AB01 B102 B10201/18”!

The deadline for application means the deadline of submission of the full and complete application package in the online system.

The application procedure includes 5 periods in order to give the applicants the freedom to submit their application when it’s most suitable for them. The applicants of each period have the same chance to get admittance for the programme. However, please note, that the Faculty of Education and Psychology ELTE reserves the right to cancel the entrance periods in case the number of the admitted applicants reaches the limit during the previous entrance periods.

  • Period 1: 25 February
  • Period 2: 25 March
  • Period 3: 25 April
  • Period 4: 27 May
  • Period 5: 15 July

When the university receives the full application package and it is checked by the Student Affairs and Registrar’s Office an entrance exam date option will be sent in the online application system after the application deadline for the relevant period. Please, check your messages in the application system, and the e-mail address that is linked to the account regularly.

Entrance examination and selection process

The applications are examined by the Admission Board after each application period and applicants are notified of the outcome of the selection in the online application system after the decision is official. Admission letters are sent out in the online application system at the same time.

The entrance exam contains a discussion about the motivation and program-related academic background and professional experience of the applicant. Successful applicants must have a good command of English and pass the entrance exam.

Place of entrance examination: The entrance exam can be taken in person or via Skype.

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. Anikó ZSOLNAI
University Professor

Program coordinator

Agapé SZKÁROSI
International Admission Coordinator
E-mail: admission@ppk.elte.hu
Tel.: +36 1 461 4500 / 3499
Address: 1075 Budapest, Kazinczy utca 23-27.

Faculty of Education and Psychology

Faculty of Education and Psychology

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