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 list of courses included in the program can be found here.

For our Essay and Thesis Writing Guide, please, navigate to:


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
  • and a C1 CEFR-level (or equivalent) internationally recognized English language exam certificate.
  • Application form. You can access the on-line application form by clicking here.
  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)


Fees and Scholarship Opportunities

I. Application deadline for self-financing applicants: 30/4/2021

Tuition fee: 1,200 EUR / semester for non EU and EU citizens

Application deadline: 30/4/2021

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

II. Stipendium Hungaricum Programme

Application deadline: 16/01/2021

Please find HERE the new Call for Applications for the academic year 2021/2022.

The Stipendium Hungaricum online application system for the 2021/2022 academic year is now open:

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.

Application Timeline:

For more information please visit

III. Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People (to be updated soon)

We are pleased to announce that the new Call for Applications for the academic year 2020/2021.

Application deadline: January 31 2020

Call for Applications 2020/2021

The core mission of the Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People is to provide the possibility of studying in Hungary for young Christian students living in the crisis regions of the world and/or being threatened in their country because of their faith.

For the 2020/21 academic year, the scholarship is announced for the citizens of the following countries: Egypt, Lebanese Republic, Republic of Iraq, State of Israel,Palestine, Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Syrian Arab Republic, Republic of Kenya, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Republic of Armenia and Nigeria.

Contact Information

For further information please contact Dr. Judit Nagy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), and Mrs. Réka Bauerné Kiss (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Ms. Krisztina Szilvássy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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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