Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

With 4542 students, 204 full-time and 49 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 17th among all faculties nationwide (HVG Rankings 2020). The quality of education is ensured by dedicated faculty members, out of whom 92% hold a PhD degree. Talent development is an important mission of the faculty, which is well reflected in the 39 awards its students won at the 34th National Scholarly Competition held in 2019, in the third place for the total number of applicants and in the sixth place for student excellence among faculties in Hungary, and in the 94% employer satisfaction rate for its graduates.
To help students respond to the challenges they may face during their studies and in life, the faculty operates a Career Office, a Student Counselling Center, a Sport Office and an international buddy system.
The Faculty of Humanities offers first-cycle (BA) programmes in English and American Studies, German Studies, Dutch Studies, East Asian Studies, Communication and Media Studies, Hungarian Studies, Psychology, Sociology, General Humanities and History, and second-cycle (MA) programmes in English Studies, German Studies, Dutch Studies, Japanese Studies, Hungarian Literature and Cultural Studies, Communication and Media Studies, Art History, Theater Studies, Psychology, Social Behaviour Analysis, History and Religious Studies as well as one-cycle and short-cycle Teacher Training Programmes in various subject areas.
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.

49 active research groups conduct research at the faculty both at national and at international level. Established in 2015, Benda Kálmán College of Excellence runs a boarding-school type talent nurturing programme emphasising community and Christian values, providing opportunities for the most talented students to participate in its eight workshops: Linguistics Literature and Culture Psychology, History, Philosophy and Religions, Arts, Media and Art Pedagogy, Teacher Training and Social Sciences.   

The Faculty of Humanities has four programmes that have been designed to host international students: a two-year MA program in English Studies,a two-year MA programme in German Language, Literature and Culture, a three-year BA programme in Psychology and a three-year BA programme in English and American Studies. In addition, the faculty also offers a two-year specialist postgraduate programme in Kodály Culture in Hungary and a joint degree programme in lexicography (EMLex) in German and English, with the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg as the coordinator institution of the consortium. Erasmus and overseas exchange students can choose from approximately 100-120 courses offered in a foreign language every semester.

Our students can take language courses in thirteen foreign languages at the Foreign Language Center: English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, Italian, Norwegian, Finnish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese and Turkish.

The faculty has on-going Erasmus + KA103, KA107, KA203 and CEEPUS projects, it is a Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme and Scholarship for Christian Young People Programme participant, just as it offers its own Károli Christian Scholarship Programme.

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