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Psychology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #434 (BCR) Budapest, Hungary
The Psychology programme of Eötvös Loránd University trains professionals who are perfect in the theoretical foundations and basic methods of psychology, have an insight into the applied branches of psychology and possess skills and techniques that can be used in order to measure, explore and develop individuals, groups or organizations through behaviour measurement or other experiments.
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During the Psychology programme of Eötvös Loránd University students will obtain an integrated knowledge of education, communication, socialization, learning and human development. It is also aimed to provide modern, both theoretical and practical knowledge and true sense of vocation that support further learning in any psychology MA.

Accordingly, the curriculum underlines the importance of theoretical knowledge and the regular syllabus of the profession of psychology, therefore it teaches the methodology and the practical courses eligible to master the main applied branches and the trainings that shape the skills and competences necessary for the behaviour analysis separately and supports it with high credit volume. Next to the basic courses and the regular syllabus the curriculum also offers further special courses to help their detailed understanding. One can choose from them in order to decide in which practical field the student wants to become familiar with or more deeply engaged in.

The methodically demanding research papers compiled in the fields of the basic branches substantiate the final dissertation, which is in fact a portfolio of the empirical findings of these research papers, but with a methodical completion of an individually chosen one with further introduction into practical applications.

The final examination consists of the defence and discussion of the research papers. Students are required to place their research papers within the broader context of their studies in psychology. Special emphasis will be given to the methodological skills and appropriate use of statistical methods acquired by the student.

Strength of program

The foreign language qualification of ELTE has a long history stemming from the internationally known workshops and the teachers who are also recognized internationally. The program exists since 1991, as an English language version of the Hungarian curriculum. During these years the Institute welcomed 50-60 students per year from a wide range of foreign countries. As one can see, the student to teacher ration supports a tutorial-like atmosphere, which can boost communication and guidance effectiveness among the students and their teachers. Regarding the number of staff and students, the professional preparedness, administrative capacity, and infrastructural conditions of the institute, the Faculty of Education and Psychology at ELTE has the best Institute of Psychology in Hungary.

Career paths

The activity of a behaviour-analyst can find its grounds and justification in every organization, field, institute, where the following processes take place: education, qualification, development, leadership, recruitment, selection, re-education, correction, or health activities. Furthermore, a behaviour analyst can also work in any psychological laboratory and can complete and evaluate several standard experiments and aptitude tests of organisational psychology. Naturally – in specific cases – the supervision of a qualified psychologist is obligatory. A behaviour analyst is trained and prepared to conduct and analyse several experiments regarding human interventions, like standard or intentional survey of competence, adaptivity, attitude or functioning, the demand for such professionals can be characterized as significant and remarkable. Institutes that already employ a well-trained and qualified psychologist can also claim professionals to work under supervision and deepen their competence this way. Thus, the human resources and financial budgets might get better organized and become more productive whilst remaining cost effective – benefiting both employers and employees.

Job examples

  • Behaviour-analyst
  • HR-assistant
  • Assistant in psychological researches

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of Philosophy and Psychology

  • Study and Communication Skills
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Basics of Research Methods
  • Physiology and Anatomy
  • Physiology and Anatomy Practical

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • The students who can apply for a BA in Psychology programme are expected to present the documentation of their certificate of matriculation from a secondary school and to submit their application with the necessary attachments
  • Record of the final two years in secondary school
  • Secondary school certificate
  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Copy of the main pages of the passport (needs to be valid)
  • Copy of application fee transfer
  • Entrance exam fee
  • An official English translation of the certificates and the records if the language of the original is not English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4200 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4200 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Application fee: 240 EUR 

Living costs for Budapest

  • 172338 - 268260 HUF/month
    Living Costs

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