French Language, Literature and Culture MA

Title

French Language, Literature and Culture MA

Degree

Philologist in French Language, Literature and Culture

Type

Degree program

Level

Master

Accreditation number

OH-FHF/1662-4/2009.

Institute

Institute of Romance Studies

Department

Department of French Language and Literature

Language

French

Duration

4 semesters (2 years)

ECTS credits

120

Minimum number of students

2

Maximum number of students

30

Short description

La formation est assurée par les vingt enseignants universitaires qualifiés et les trois lecteurs francophones du plus ancien département d’études françaises en Hongrie (235 ans de recherches). Le Département offre un cursus complet : licence, master, doctorat. Les étudiants recevront une formation pluridisciplinaire de haut niveau articulant des cours de langue, de littérature et de civilisation françaises (Voir la liste des cours sur le site internet). Le master se clőt par la soutenance d’un mémoire.

With more than 235 years of research and teaching, the Department of French Studies of the Faculty of Humanities is the oldest French department in Hungary. A total of 20 qualified instructors, including three francophone lectors, provide students with a multidisciplinary training composed of language classes, literary studies from the Middle Ages to the present time, and courses in French civilization.

In the scope of the Master program students will have the opportunity to prepare for doctoral studies.

The aim of this course is to train high-level specialists capable of meeting the specific demands of the labour market in the fields of cultural and intercultural exchange. In addition to local, national or international authorities in the public sector, it is important to underline the growing need for French graduates in the private sector, e.g. in multinational companies.

The training will also prepare students to continue in one of the Doctoral Schools of the Faculty.

Our graduates find positions mainly in the sectors of education and research, tourism management, banking and finance, and intercultural communications.

This program enables students to become scholars in French philology, organisers in various fields of French culture, experts on French culture, journalists, specialists in diplomatic affairs.

Strength of program

Le master permet aux étudiants de découvrir des domaines de recherches en littérature française du Moyen Age à l’extrême contemporain d’étudier les littératures francophones de pratiquer l’analyse scientifique des discours et des textes littéraires de mener une recherche documentaire en littérature d’élaborer à l’écrit des textes argumentés et articulés d’exposer à l’oral une argumentation claire et informée d’approfondir leur formation linguistique et d’étudier des domaines de recherches en linguistique (synchronie et diachronie, linguistique théorique et appliquée) le master prépare les étudiants à poursuivre leur formation dans le cadre des Écoles Doctorales de la Faculté : Littérature française du haut Moyen Âge jusqu’à nos jours Linguistique française (au sein de l’école doctorale de romanistique).

In the Master program students explore different areas of research, such as French Medieval to contemporary literature, to practise the scientific analysis of discourse and literary texts, to conduct elaborate literary research, to form clear and informed arguments reflecting a deep linguistic understanding (of the synchronic and the diachronic aspects, from the theoretical to the applied linguistic points of view).

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

Career opportunities

La formation Lettres modernes en général, ainsi le master en langue, littérature et civilisation françaises a pour objectif de former des spécialistes de haut niveau capables de répondre aux exigences du marché de l’emploi dans les domaines de la culture et des échanges interculturels (secteur tertiaire, et plus spécialement les carrières de l’information et de la communication : domaine artistique, presse, édition, traduction en sciences humaines, traduction littéraire, etc). En outre des collectivités locales, nationales ou internationales, il faut aussi souligner l’intérêt croissant du secteur privé (entreprises à vocation internationale) pour les Humanités (indépendamment de la spécialisation). Une grande importance est également accordée à la préparation à la recherche afin de permettre aux étudiants d’envisager un doctorat.

The aim of this course is to train high-level specialists capable of meeting the specific demands of the labour market in the fields of cultural and intercultural exchange. In addition to local, national or international authorities in the public sector, it is important to underline the growing need for French graduates in the private sector, e.g. in multinational companies.

The training will also prepare the student to continue in one of the Doctoral Schools of the Faculty.

Our graduates find positions mainly in the sectors of education and research, tourism management, banking and finance, and intercultural communications.

Job examples

Scholar in French philology, organiser in various fields of French culture, expert on French culture, journalist, specialist in diplomatic affairs.

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

Applicants must hold a university bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent college degree) in the fields listed below. Full credit acknowledgement is only given for a Bachelor’s degree in Romance Philology, Specialized in French Studies or French as a Foreign Language Teacher qualification.

In case of any other degree, each diploma will be considered individually. The applicant must have at least 50 credits in the field of French studies (Linguistics, Literature and Culture) to enter the programme. Transcripts from your bachelor's degree as well as course descriptions will be requested.

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

Language requirements

Niveau linguistique requis: Français (Niveau Autonome, C1 selon CECRL)

Suivant le dossier et le profil de l’étudiant, d'éventuels cours de mise à niveau peuvent être proposés.

C1-level French (CEFR/CECRL)

Depending on its (academic) profile, the applicant might be offered preparatory courses if this level of proficiency has not been reached yet.

Documents to submit with application

Document

Comment

Online application form

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Secondary school certificate

Notarized copy only on request.

Bachelor-level degree

An official copy of your completed Bachelor degree

Transcript of records

 

CV

In English, in MS Word format with one low resolution photo

Motivation letter

A maximum of 500 words. 

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

Scanned, in colour all personal details and expiry date must be shown. Passport must 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 of the original is not English

 

Optional documents for admissions

  • Research Proposal
    Please consult with the coordinating department for more information
  • 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: 16/04-30/06/2020 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

Dr. Krisztina HORVÁTH
Head of Department of French Studies, Head of Institute of Romance 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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