Logic and Theory of Science MA


Logic and Theory of Science MA


Expert in Logic and Theory of Science


Degree program



Accreditation number



Institute of Philosophy


Department of Logic




4 semesters (2 years)

ECTS credits


Minimum number of students


Maximum number of students


Short description

This program focuses on logic and its applications in the philosophy of science, particularly in the foundations of mathematics, physics, linguistics, and the social sciences. Beyond a few core courses and a joint four-semester seminar series providing a common background to all students, we offer the following four thematic groups of courses: Logic and the Philosophy of Mathematics, Foundations of Physics, Logic in Linguistics, and Models in the Social Sciences.

In general, the program is research oriented, aiming to prepare students for a doctoral program. The program aims at developing research abilities of the students. Its central part is the Logic and its Applications Seminar at the Department of Logic, where students and staff members together discuss their work in progress. The most often occurring topics of the seminar are set theory and model theory in their philosophical connections, philosophy of mathematics in general, formalisation of physical theories, such as special and general relativity within different logical frameworks. Students get acquainted with the research works of the staff of the department and its partner and join a research program in order to write their own thesis. They are required to give two presentations of their work during the two years.

Strength of program

The Department of Logic at ELTE has successful cooperation with the Algerbraic Logic research division at Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Department of Theoretical Linguistics of the Research institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

The department organizes and hosts two weekly colloquia: the Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics seminar (LaPoM) and the Theoretical Philosophy Forum. Our MA and PhD students regularly and actively participate in these events.

Career opportunities

The program is designed for those who want to continue their studies on postgraduate level. Our graduateshave good chances to apply to PhD schools in philosophy, mathematics, linguistics, informatics, physics, economics and sociology. Our graduates  have become successful PhD students and academics at Eötvös Loránd University  and at several universities all over Europe and overseas, including such institutions as the MIT.

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)

non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee/semester

2,200 EUR

Application fee

150 EUR (non-refundable)

Offered for the next academic year


Start program

06, Sep, 2017

Deadline for applications - September intake

24, Jul, 2017

Is there a February intake


Admission requirements

English - intermediate (approximately C1-level CEFR)

Documents to submit with application
  • Online application form

  • Relevant pages of the passport. Scanned, in color all personal details and expiry date must be shown. Passport must be valid.

  • Proof of language proficiency. Official test result or certificate must be provided; see program specific proficiency requirements.

  • An official copy of your completed secondary education (high school). Notarized copy only on request.

  • Bachelor Degree. An official copy of your completed Bachelor degree.

  • Academic records. Also called "Transcript of records".

  • A Curriculum Vitae in English. In MS Word format with one low resolution photo.

  • Statement of Purpose in English. Also called "Letter of Motivation."

  • Copy of application fee transfer. A bank slip showing that the application fee has been transferred to the University’s bank account.

Additional documents for non-EEA applicants

  • Official bank account statement. Showing the cash flow of the past 12 months

  • Copy of Residence Permit. If the applicant is staying in Hungary with a Residence Permit

  • Copy of entry visa into the Schengen Zone. If the applicant has entered Hungary on a Schengen zone visa

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.

Further comments (if needed)

BA/BSc in philosophy, mathematics, physics, linguistics or economy.

Application procedure

The application starts at 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. Keep in mind that processing the application might take 3 to 5 weeks—please make sure to apply on time if you require a visa to travel to Hungary.

Procedure of the entrance examination:

An entrance exam might be conducted, depending on your (academic) credentials. Should this be required, a member of the relevant department will contact you with more information, as to make sure you can prepare accordingly.

Program leader

Prof. Dr. András MÁTÉ
Head of the Department of Logic

Program coordinator

International Student Services
E-mail: iso@btk.elte.hu
TEL: +36-1-411-6500/2271 (ext.)
Address: 1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 6-8, Main Building (Főépület) - Room 308

Office hours (in person admissions)

  • Mondays: closed

  • Tuesdays: 9:30AM - 12:30PM

  • Wednesdays: 9:30AM - 12:30PM

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