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BAEnglish and American Studies

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Short description:
The School of English and American Studies offers a BA programme in English and American studies. The programme may be completed as a major programme or as a minor programme, the latter is only available for students who are in another major programme at ELTE. Students taking the programme 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.

The language of instruction in all courses is English.

Further information available at seas3.elte.hu/seas/portal.html

Strengths of the programme:
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.

Entry requirements:
A B2-level, internationally recognized language certificate (e.g. IELTS or TOEFL) in the target language or a diploma in the target language.

Entrance exam: Yes

Type of entrance exam: Oral

Entrance exam location: Electronic

Entrance examination and selection process:
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
Diaspora scholarship coordinator

Preparatory year available: No

Specialisation year available: No

Minimum number of scholarship holders: 2

Maximum number of scholarship holders: 15

Link: www.elte.hu/en/english-and-american-studies-ba

Programme structure

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

English Studies Specialisation

American Studies Specialisation

Career opportunities

Career opportunities:
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.

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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