MA 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.

Programme Structure

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 undertake an in-depth exploration of it. 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, history, culture and language use. During the 2016/17 curricular revision, a practical skills module has been added to the program, in response to the needs and challenges of the changing world.

Duration of study: 4 semesters
Specialisation: English literature
Schedule: full-time

Main subject areas

  • English language and literature
  • English linguistics
  • British history, society and culture
  • Post-colonial literature and culture
  • Different periods in English literary history
  • English literature and Christianity
  • Practical skills (advanced writing, academic presentation, editing skills, conference and workshop experience, research methodology, digital skills)

The relevant curricula can be found here.

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Admission Criteria and Application Process

Entry requirements:

    • BA degree in English Studies, or any degree in Humanities with at least 50 credits in English Studies
    • C1-level internationally accepted English language certificate
      Previous study in English can be accepted as language certificate just from the following countries: United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, New Zealand
      Language certificate is not required in case of native speakers.

    • Application form. You can access the application form by clicking here.
    • Motivation letter
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • Payment of the application fee (non-refundable cost): 50 EUR/programme paid in 10 working days after filling the application form

Bank details:
Address of the Owner: H-1091 Budapest, Kálvin tér 9.
Name of Bank: ERSTE BANK
IBAN: HU54 1160 0006 0000 0000 1014 8552
Account No.: 11600006-00000000-10148552
Swift code: GIBAHUHB
Description: Full name_ENG MA

Please note, that applications will be considered complete only after the university has received the application fee.

Fees and Scholarship Opportunities

I. Self-financing applicants

The application for the 2022/2023 academic year is now closed!

The programme starts in September.

Tuition fee: 1200 Euro/semester

Self funding applicants shall submit their documentation via our Online Application Platform.

II. Stipendium Hungaricum Programme

The application for the 2022/2023 academic year is now closed!

Applicants of certain countries may have the possibility to apply for the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme financed by the Hungarian state. The scholarship covers the entire tuition fee, budget for accommodation (or contribution to accommodation costs) and medical insurance in Hungary.

Call for Applications for BA and MA studies 2022/2023

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III. Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship

The application for the 2022/2023 academic year is now closed!

The Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship was established by the Hungarian Government for those who live in a Hungarian diaspora outside of Europe and wish to study at a Hungarian higher education institution to develop their personal, professional and cultural relations to Hungary.

The programme aims to support the professional advancement of the scholarship holders with high-quality Hungarian higher education while improving their Hungarian language skills and strengthening their Hungarian identity. After graduation, scholarship holders return to their home country with competitive skills and knowledge that enables them to support their community, preserve Hungarian values and reinforce the relations between the diaspora and Hungary.

Call for Applications 2022/2023

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IV. Károli Christian Scholarship

The application for the 2022/2023 academic year is now closed!

Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary founded a scholarship to provide the opportunity of studying in Hungary for young Christian students from certain countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Call for Applications 2022/2023

Contact Information

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Address: Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, 1088 Budapest Reviczky u. 4. HUNGARY

Telephone: +36 1 872 1743, +36 1 872 1744






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