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MADutch Language and Culture Studies

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Program description:
Studenten die Nederlands studeren op Master niveau zullen de mogelijkheid hebben diverse vaardigheden en kennis op te doen tijdens hun studie. Het programme biedt Liberal Arts, gespecialiseerd Nederlandse en filologisch onderwijs, het ontwikkelen van taalvaardigheid op hoog niveau, en specialistische kennis van de Nederlandse taal en cultuur. Studenten zullen uitgebreid kennis opdoen over de Nederlandse cultuur, geschiedenis, en literatuur, alsmede de structuur en het gebruik van de Nederlandse taal. Binnen de lijnen van een Master studie zullen de studenten de mogelijkheid hebben om zich te specialiseren in filologische- of taalkundige gerelateerde vakgebieden, op voorbereiding van toekomstige studies. Als een filologische discipline (taalkunde, literatuur, en culturele studie) heeft het programma als doel praktische en theoretische kennis van Nederland en het Vlaamse gedeelte van Belgie te verstrekken aan afgestudeerden, zodat zij bekend zullen zijn met de onderwerpen en methodes van academische studies en aan de toegangeisen van een doctorale studies kunnen voldoen. Afgestudeerden hebben de mogelijkheid door te studeren op doctoraal niveau.

The MA course in Dutch Language and Culture Studies aims to train professionals in Dutch language, as well as Dutch/Flemish literature, culture and history, who are able to use this language on an advanced level, both in writing and speaking (level C2) and use it in their professions. Moreover, they gain in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of Dutch literature, culture and history. The chief objective of the Department of Dutch Studies is to teach and research Dutch language, literature and culture in its complexity. Dutch Studies embraces the language, literature and culture of two countries: the Netherlands and Flemish Belgium. The MA program does not provide teaching qualifications.

Students of Dutch Language and Culture Studies MA will be able to acquire a wide-range education, different skills and knowledge. The course provides specialized Dutch and philological and linguistic studies, language skills on high level, professional knowledge of Dutch literature and culture and insight in literary translation. The MA programme prepares students for starting a PhD programme.

This program is recommended to applicants who are interested in languages, literature, translation, cultural studies, media, intercultural communication and cultural diplomacy. It is especially recommended to those, who are interested in studying the Dutch language, cultures and literatures on academic level.

This program enables students to learn the Dutch language on a professional level, use it in academic writing, as well as everyday oral argumentation in a scholarly and business environment. Students will thus attain in depth knowledge of academic research, evaluation and critical thinking in literature, Dutch and Flemish socio-political history, and develop an understanding of the linguistic levels of description and analysis of Dutch (phonology, morphology and syntax).

The following subjects are taught in the framework of the Dutch Language and Culture Program:

linguistics: history of the Dutch language, descriptive grammar, lexicology, lexicography, phonetics and phonology of Dutch
the history of literature of the Low Countries from the Middle Ages up to the present time
literary, cultural and translation theory
translation practice
literary translation practice
the culture and history of the Low Countries
the history of art in the Low Countries
practical language courses: speaking, writing, corresponding, translation

The MA programme in Dutch Language and Culture Studies aims to provide in depth knowledge and skills (language, linguistic, literary and cultural studies) necessary for the philological study of The Netherlands and the Flemish part of Belgium to its graduates. Our programme results in graduates with not only high proficiency in the Dutch language, but also a familiarity with the societies and cultures of the countries where Dutch is spoken as the first language. Our graduates will be familiar with fields and methods of academic research and will be able to meet the requirements of the PhD course.

Students acquire the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills that can be utilised in both private and public-sector establishments.
Level of language proficiency corresponds to C2 level (proficiency) of CEFR. Language of instruction in the courses is Dutch (with the exception of the translation and interpretation courses, where Hungarian is also used).
Students are eligible for admission to PhD programmes.

Entry requirements: A C1-level, internationally recognized language certificate in the target language or a diploma in the target language. A bachelor degree in a connected study field is also required.

Entrance exam: Yes

Type of entrance exam: oral

Entrance exam location: Electronic

Entrance exam description:
The application documents are processed by the Department of International Affairs and then forwarded to the department responsible for the given degree programme. The department checks the documents and organizes an interview by telephone, online (e.g. Skype) or in person. After the entrance interview, the department comes to a decision and informs the Department of International Affairs.

Mr Rezső Jarmalov
Stipendium Hungaricum coordinator

Preparatory year available: No

Specialisation year available: No

Minimum number of scholarship holders: 2

Maximum number of scholarship holders: 5

Link: www.elte.hu/en/dutch-language-and-culture-studies-ma

Programme structure

Find the detailed structure of the program on the site of the Faculty:

Dutch Language and Cultures

Career opportunities

In all fields requiring a university degree without specifications of majors: publisher’s houses, proof reading, editing, journalism, book reviews, interpreting, translating, language professionals at multinational companies. Degree holders can continue in PhD programmes requiring a major specific degree.

Graduates of the MA in Dutch Language and Culture Studies are sought in the following fields:
•the world of business
•the media
•the translation of books and periodicals
•international relations institutes and think-tanks
•agencies responsible for grant applications
•local government offices
•the arts

Job examples:
•Editor at publisher’s houses, dailies, journals.
•Journalist, essayist,
•Tourist guide, cultural interpreter.
•Interpreter, translator of literary and non-literary texts.
•Front and back office professional at multilingual service-centres.
•Project manager at government organisations,
•Professionals in cultural diplomacy, embassies, cultural centres.
•Dutch language teacher

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Not available for applying at the moment

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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