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English and American Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #434 (BCR) Budapest, Hungary
The English and American Studies program of Eötvös Loránd University is offered by the School of English and American Studies. The program may be completed as a major program or as a minor program, the latter is only available for students who are in another major program at ELTE.

Overview

During the English and American Studies program of Eötvös Loránd University students taking the program as a major opt for either the English or the American track at the end of the first term. The three-year long programme does not provide teaching qualifications.

Strength of program

Students in the English studies track within the English and American Studies BA program are offered a chance to acquaint themselves with the foundations of information technology and typography in the first phase of their studies. This is followed by a series of seminars and lectures aimed at developing students’ competence in using English as a language of global communication, academic writing, and everyday oral argumentation in a scholarly and business environment. Students will thus attain the foundations of academic research, evaluation and critical thinking in English literature, British and American socio-political history, and develop an understanding of the linguistic levels of description and analysis of English (phonology and syntax).Students opting for the American Studies track within the English and American Studies BA program are given the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the background and idiosyncratic features of American history, culture, literature, and the American variety of English. By focusing on these areas of research, the aim of the American Studies track is to impart the students with the foundations of critical thinking and academic research in order to prepare them for future studies or for successful endeavours when entering the job market.

Career paths

Those holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and American Studies are eligible for admission to the English Studies MA or American Studies MA or similar philological degrees. They will be able to work in different fields, such and journalism, tourism, education in non-state founded schools, government organizations, diplomacy and any other jobs that do not require degree-specific skills.

Job examples

  • Academic: BA graduates are eligible for admission to MA in English or MA in American studies or similar philological degrees. Out of University careers: journalism, tourism, teaching English in non-state funded schools, government organisations, diplomacy, any other job not requiring degree-specific skills, etc.

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:

  • Introduction to linguistics
  • Introduction to literature
  • The British and American political systems
  • Foundations of phonology
  • Professional writing
  • Typography

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    46

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  • Minimum required score:

    453

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • The students who can apply for the English and American Studies BA Program are expected to present the documentation of their certificate of matriculation from a secondary school and to submit their application with the necessary attachments.
  • Online application form
  • Record of the final two years in secondary school
  • Secondary school certificate
  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Copy of the main pages of the passport
  • Copy of application fee transfer
  • Copy of the Entrance exam fee transfer
  • Language certificate
  • Official test result or certificate must be provided;
  • Other: An official English translation of the certificates and the records if the language if the original is not English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2200 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2200 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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Application fee:

150 EUR

Living costs for Budapest

  • 172338 - 268260 HUF/month
    Living Costs

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