In 2012, the Institute launched a new disciplinary MA program in English Studies. The objective of the two-year program is to acquaint students with a broadly defined concept of English literary culture, including its history, major trends, critical schools and, of course, its most representative works and authors. While holding a BA in English Studies and completing yet further foundational courses in the initial phases of the program are essential, students and instructors no longer just survey a given field, but instead aim at in-depth exploration. Therefore, detailed textual analysis with its associated historical dimension constitutes the core activity in class. Our choice of readings has been partly determined by the academic profile of the department and the religious mission of the University. As a result, the program places particular emphasis on Biblical and Christian traditions and explores, among other issues, the complex and continuing presence of the Bible within English literature. The foundation courses of the program also include linguistics and history, as well as courses on language use.
Duration of study: 4 semesters
Specialisation: English literature
Deadline for submitting the application: 15 May.
Entry requirements: BA degree in English Studies, or any degree in Humanities with at least 50 credits in English Studies. The missing credits can be acquired in the 50-Credit Pre-qualifying Block in English Studies (Részismereti képzés -- see below) before being admitted to the MA program.
Main subject areas
• English language and literature
• English linguistics
• British history and culture
• Different periods in English literary history
• English literature and Christianity
Possibilities for further education: Doctoral (PhD) programme.
The list of courses included in the program can be found here.
You can access the on-line application form by clicking here.