Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

With 3600 students, 171 full-time and 20 part-time faculty members, the Faculty of Humanities is the biggest faculty of Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary. The faculty is known for academic excellence, the personalised attention paid to students and its friendly yet vibrant atmosphere.

The Faculty of Humanities ranked 15th out of the 131 faculties and 2nd among faculties of humanities in Hungary in 2014 (HVG Rankings, 2014 September). The quality of education is ensured by dedicated faculty members, out of whom 82% hold a PhD degree. Talent development is an important mission of the faculty, which is well reflected in the 29 awards its students won at the National Scholarly Competition held in 2015, in the third place at the ranking of student excellence within the field of humanities the same year, and in the 94% employer satisfaction rate for its graduates. To help students discuss the challenges they may face during their studies and in life, the faculty operates a Career Office, a Student Counselling Center, and an international buddy system.

The Faculty of Humanities offers programmes at first cycle (BA)/second cycle (MA) level in:
History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Sociology, Theater Studies, Psychology, Hungarian, Japanese, Dutch, German and English Studies, teacher training in English, German, History, Hungarian, Communication and Media Studies, as well as in HUFL (teaching Hungarian as a Foreign Language).

History is also offered at doctoral level, and a second, multidisciplinary doctoral programme focusing on Psychology, Linguistics, Literature and Cultural Studies has been submitted to the Hungarian Accreditation Committee for accreditation.
The Faculty of Humanities has two programmes that have been designed to host international students: a two-year MA program in English Studies and a two-year specialist postgraduate programme in Kodály Culture in Hungary and Abroad. In addition, we also offer a joint degree programme in lexicography (EmLEX) in German and English in cooperation with eight other European universities.

The faculty also offers a wide variety of courses for Erasmus and other exchange students. 
Our students can take courses in ten foreign languages at the Foreign Language Center: English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Norwegian, Finnish, Portuguese and Chinese.

For more information on the individual institutes, you can click on the details below.