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American Studies

Insitution:University of Szeged
Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Course / programme name:American Studies
Level of studies:Master
Qualification:Philologist in American Studies
Language of instruction:English
Duration of the course / programme:4 semesters
Location/city of the course:Szeged
Study in Hungary link:http://studyinhungary.hu/institution/university-of-szeged-37.html
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This MA program in American Studies is designed to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the US, its society, history, cultures and literatures. In the first stage of the training, students do introductory courses in US literatures, history and culture, while later they have the opportunity to study intellectual history, political, popular as well as visual culture, Hungarian-US relations, gender and identity. Rigorous coursework includes gaining knowledge about theoretical problems and research direction, structure of US history and society in North America, majority and minority populations. The program develops abilities of analyzing and processing information in a critical manner. Research areas cover intellectual and cultural history, visual culture and film studies. During the program there is a focus on developing skills of research and publication. Graduates of the Faculty usually choose their careers in cultural and public administration, the tourist industry, international business companies, teaching, translation, journalism, academia, editing, diplomacy, international relations, media, project management or local government.

a BA diploma, international certificate of advanced command of English (TOEFL Score: min. 110 or, TOEFL ITP Score: min 627, or IELTS Band: min. 8 or, Cambridge Advanced English [CAE])
Entrance examination:Yes
Entrance type:oral
Minimum level of language proficiency (oral):see requirements above
Minimum level of language proficiency (written):see requirements above
Place of examination:electronic

Applicants register via the online application system, sit for the examination that concerns general knowledge of American Studies, BA level, current research interest as well as future research plans.
Contact person name:dr. Zoltán Vajda
Contact person job position:associate professor
Contact e-mail:vajda@lit.u-szeged.hu
Contact website:http://www.u-szeged.hu/english/study-programmes/american-studies-ma
Availability of preparatory year in the Stipendium Hungaricum programme:0
Availability of specialisation year in the Stipendium Hungaricum programme:No
Min. students1
Max. students10