German Language, Literature and Culture MA

Title

German Language, Literature and Culture MA

Degree

Philologist in German Language, Literature and Culture

Type

Degree program

Level

Master

Accreditation number

OH-FHF/1721-4/2009.

Department

Department of German Linguistics
Department of German Literature
Department of German Language Training and Applied Linguistics

Webpage

Language

German

Duration

4 semesters (2 years)

ECTS credits

120

Minimum number of students

1

Maximum number of students

50

Short description

The MA program attempts to prepare students to carry out future research in the fields of literature and cultural studies from the aspects of literary history and theory, cultural and media science. Students are offered subjects specializing in specific problems related to the literature and culture of German-speaking countries, thereby offering a chance of study of interdisciplinary literature by focusing on characteristics of certain eras, authors and literary pieces from the point of view of genre theory, sociology of literature, aesthetics, history of arts, and theory of literature. Note that the program does not offer teaching qualifications.

Specializations: 

German Philology; Culture Mediation; German Economic Communication.

Strength of program

In this program, students become proficient in understanding and producing academic and media-oriented publications also in the fields of applied and theoretical linguistics and literature science. After the basic module students can alternatively choose besides the philology module also a module for German economic communication as well as for culture mediation.  Students are eligible for admission to PhD programs.

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

Career opportunities

German Language Literature and Culture experts with an MA degree are well-sought after in the following fields: the world of business, media, diplomacy, international relations institutes, tourism, local government/cultural offices, the arts.

Job examples

Journalist, essayist, guide, project manager at government/cultural organisations, 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 BA degree in the field of German Studies BA, Specialized in German Studies, German as a Minority Language or German as a Foreign Language Teacher.

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

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

German: CEFR C1

The language of instruction for the entire program is German.

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. Roberta RADA
Head of the Institute of Germanic 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

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