English and American Studies BA


Title

English and American Studies BA

Degree

Philologist in English and American Studies

Type

Degree program

Level

Bachelor

Accreditation number

OH-FHF/28-4/2011.

Department

Department of American Studies
Department of English Studies
Department of English Applied Linguistics
Department of English Linguistics
Department of English Language Pedagogy
 

Language

English

Duration

6 semesters (3 years)

ECTS credits

180

Minimum number of students

2

Maximum number of students

100

Short description

The program is offered by the School of English and American Studies. The program can be completed either as a major or a minor program, the latter is only available for students who study in other major programs at ELTE. Students taking the program as a major opt for either the English or the American track at the end of the first term. The three-year long program does not provide teaching qualifications.

Strength of program

Students in the English studies track within the English and American Studies BA program are offered a chance to acquaint themselves with the foundations of literary and linguistic analysis, the British and American political culture, language development, academic argumentation and essay writing, as well as typography in the first phase of their studies. This is followed by a series of seminars and lectures aimed at developing students’ competence in using English as a language of global communication, academic writing, and everyday oral argumentation in a scholarly and business environment. Students will thus attain the foundations of academic research, evaluation and critical thinking in English literature, British and American socio-political history, and develop an understanding of the linguistic levels of description and analysis of English (phonology, syntax and the foundations of language history).

Students opting for the American Studies track within the English and American Studies BA program are given the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the background and idiosyncratic features of American history, culture, literature, and the American variety of English. By focusing on these areas of research, the aim of the American Studies track is to impart the students with the foundations of critical thinking and academic research in order to prepare them for future studies or for successful endeavours when entering the job market.

Find the detailed structure of the program on the site of the Faculty.

Career opportunities

Those holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and American Studies are eligible for admission to the English Studies MA or American Studies MA or similar philological degrees. They will be able to work in different fields, such and journalism, tourism, education in non-state founded schools, government organizations, diplomacy and any other jobs that do not require degree-specific skills.

Job examples

Academic: BA graduates are eligible for admission to MA in English or MA in American studies or similar philological degrees. Out of University careers: journalism, tourism, teaching English in non-state funded schools, government organisations, diplomacy, any other job not requiring degree-specific skills, etc.

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

2,200 EUR

2,200 EUR

Application fee

150 EUR (non-refundable)

150 EUR (non-refundable)

Other costs

100 EUR (Entrance exam fee)

100 EUR (Entrance exam fee)

non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

2,200 EUR

Application fee

150 EUR (non-refundable)

Other costs

100 EUR (Entrance exam fee)


Offered for the next academic year

Yes

Start program

07, Sep, 2020

Deadline for applications - September intake

30, Jun, 2020

Is there a February intake

No


Admission requirements

Entry requirements

The students who can apply for the English and American Studies BA Program are expected to present the documentation of their certificate of matriculation from a secondary school and to submit their application with the necessary attachments.
The university accepts only certificates, which are equivalent to the Hungarian certificate of matriculation, thus appropriate for continuing one’s studies in university education. If the certificate is not in English, the university needs an official translation, which could be a translation by the secondary school as well.
If the applicant completes their secondary education during the current term and their certificate is not issued before the application deadline, a proof of student status or a certification, which verifies that the applicant will receive matriculation is required instead. In case of being accepted as a student, however, the applicant must present their certificate of matriculation upon enrolment at the latest.

This program is not available for Hungarian citizens.

The educational and outcome requirements are defined by the Ministry of Human Capacities (Regulation No. 18/2016. (VIII. 5.). The details of the application and admission process are defined by the Organisational and Operational Regulations of ELTE.

Language requirements

The language of instruction for the entire program is English, so a very good command of English is required during the oral entrance exam and throughout the whole program. The language knowledge is assessed and evaluated during the interview.

  • TOEFL PBT (Paper-based test): 453-497 or
  • TOEFL IBT (Internet-based test): 46-59 or
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 5.5 or
  • CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference): B2
Documents to submit with application

Document

Comment

Online application form

-

Record of the final two years in secondary school

 

Secondary school certificate

Notarized copy only on request.

CV

In MS Word format with one low resolution photo

Motivation letter

 

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

 

Copy of application fee transfer

 

Copy of the Entrance exam fee transfer

 

Language certificate

Official test result or certificate must be provided;
see program specific proficiency requirements.

Other: An official English translation of the certificates
and the records if the language if the original is not English

 

 

Optional documents for admissions

  • Letter of Reference
    Also called "Letter of recommendation." From a former instructor and/or employer.
  • Letter of Authorization
    If the applicant uses the services of a non-contracted third party during the application process, a Letter of Authorization must be signed. Applications will not be processed without.
Application procedure

Application deadlines:
The deadline for application means the deadline of submission of the full and complete application package in the online system.
Period 1 for September intake: 01/02-15/04/2020 23:59 (CET)
Period 2 for September intake: 16/04-30/06/2019 23:59 (CET)
The application procedure includes 2 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 Humanities 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.

Procedure of the application:
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 will only be processed if the application fee (150 EUR; non-refundable) has been transferred to the Faculty’s bank account. For further information regarding fee transferring please visit the Faculty’s website.
Results and the official decision will be announced in the application system.
For more information about the application procedures, please visit the Faculty's website


Entrance examination and selection process: 
When the university receives the full application package and it is checked by the Department of International Affairs an entrance exam date option will be sent no later than 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.
The applications are examined by the Admission Board no later than 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 within a few days. 

Procedure of the entrance examination:
The entrance exam contains a discussion about the motivation of the applicant. Successful applicants must have a good command of English to pass the entrance exam.  The entrance exam can be taken in person or via Skype.
Ranking is based on the overall evaluation of academic excellence (based on the submitted documents) and the results of the entrance exam.
 

Program leader

János KENYERES
Head of the School of English and American Studies

Program coordinator

Department of International Affairs
E-mail: admission@btk.elte.hu
Address: 1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 4.

More information
Website

Faculty of Humanities

Faculty of Humanities

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