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. 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

Tuition fee:  400,000 HUF/semester for non EU citizens
   300,000 HUF/semester for EU citizens.


*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.

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.

You can access the on-line application form by clicking here.

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.).

Call for Applications for bachelor’s and master’s programmes 2020/2021

We are pleased to announce that the new Call for Applications for the academic year 2020/2021 will be available on our website in the course of Fall.

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