Portuguese Language, Literature and Culture MA

Title

Portuguese Language, Literature and Culture MA

Degree

Philologist in Portuguese Language, Literature and Culture

Type

Degree program

Level

Master

Accreditation number

OH-FHF/1660-4/2009

Institute

Institute of Romance Studies

Department

Department of Portuguese Language and Literature

Language

Portuguese

Duration

4 semesters (2 years)

ECTS credits

120

Minimum number of students

2

Maximum number of students

30

Short description

The Portuguese MA-instruction program goes deeply into the majors studied during the BA-period.  In this program students study literary and linguistic theory, medieval literature, literature of the 19th century and the modern age of Portugal and Brazil, focusing on the work of the most distinguished authors. In linguistics, the studies of history of language are followed by courses of lexicology, morphology and syntax. Further courses are offered on the translation of scientific texts and on how to compose scientific studies and essays in Portuguese.

Our graduates finish the program with a high level of Portuguese knowledge. Many of them work as language teachers in public schools or language schools, as editors or literary translators, others find positions in the tourism industry, media and marketing, at governmental institutions or ministries, such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Foreign Trade, and at international companies.

Strength of program

The aim of this Portuguese MA-program is to instruct specialists in Portuguese linguistics, literature who would like to realize a scientific career in a high level in the future and prepare the to the PhD studies. This way the professors and lecturers of the course keep an special eye on the developing of the students, who can study one semester in a Portuguese University (in the Erasmus mobility) and can study with the “visiting professors” who give lectures at the Department of Portuguese Language and Literature.

This program prepares specialists in Portuguese linguistics or literature for their academic or non-academic career. Students have the possibility to study one semester at an Erasmus+ partner university in Portugal and they regularly meet visiting professors. The department has close contact with the Embassy of Portugal and the Brazilian Embassy in Budapest, too.

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

Career opportunities

Our graduates finish the program with a high level of Portuguese knowledge. Many of them work as language teachers in public schools or language schools, as editors or literary translators, others find positions in the tourism industry, media and marketing, at governmental institutions or ministries, such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Foreign Trade, and at international companies.

Job examples
  • Language teacher
  • Editor
  • Translator
  • International officer
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
Start program

09, Sep, 2019

Deadline for applications - September intake

15, Jun, 2019

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 Portuguese Studies.

In case of any other degree, each diploma will be considered individually. The applicant must have at least 50 credits in the field of Portuguese 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

C1 level Portuguese language proficiency.

The language of instruction for the entire program is Portuguese.

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: 15/04/2019 23:59 (CET)
Period 2: 15/06/2019 23:59 (CET)

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 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.

The programme 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.

Applications will only be processed if the application fee (150EUR; non-refundable) has been transferred to the Faculty’s bank account. The Application and the Entrance exam fee can be paid separately or in one amount as well. For further information regarding fee transfering please visit the homepage of our Faculty.

Results and the official decision will be announced within a month after the entrance exam date, in the application system.

For more information about the application procedures, please visit the Faculty's website.

Procedure of the entrance examination:

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 French and pass the entrance exam.  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

Dr. István RÁKÓCZI
Head of Department of Portuguese Language and Literature

Program coordinator

Department of International Affairs

Noémi FARKAS
E-mail: admission@btk.elte.hu
Address: 1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 4., Room 32

More information
Website

Faculty of Humanities

Faculty of Humanities

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