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Studying Master of Arts

The Master of Arts (M.A., Magister Artium) is the most common Master's degree besides the Master of Science (M.Sc.) and nowadays awarded by most universities in Europe as well as world-wide. In combination with a 3-year or 4-year bachelor programme Master programmes replace old five-year programmes such as the German Magister and Diplom or the Dutch doctorandus. The study duration of a Master of Arts programme differs. There are 1-year as well as 2-year Master programmes offered.

According to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) on average 30 credits each semester have to be achieved. A one-year programme has therefore typically 60 ECTS, a two-year programme 120 ECTS accordingly. The Master of Arts is typically awarded in fields such as languages, history, geography, philosophy, fine arts but also social sciences and has thus an overlap with the Master of Science.

In order to receive a Master of Arts, the completion of a dissertation based on independent research is usually required besides the completion of courses.

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89 Master of Arts Master's degrees in Hungary

M.A. Economics

The Master of Arts in Economics from Central European University (CEU) provides the skills necessary for research and analyst positions at government and international agencies, banks and other private firms, and also prepares students for continuing their studies at the best Economics Ph.D. programs around the world.

Department of Economics and Business
M.A. Nationalism Studies (2 Years)

The Nationalism Studies (2 Years) program at Central European University (CEU) is specifically designed for applicants with a three-year BA. While offering an open and critical perspective on nationhood, it aims to engage students in areas like nationalism and the media or nationalism and minority protection.

Nationalism Studies Program
M.A. Political Science (2 Years)

The Two-year MA Program in Political Science (2 Years) at Central European University (CEU) specifically addresses the needs of students who have a three-year study background in political science (or a related discipline) and would like to gain a more structured and comprehensive knowledge about contemporary political theory.

Department of Political Science
M.A. International Relations

The International Relations MA program at Central European University (CEU) builds on the strong tradition of international relations scholarship in North America, the UK, and Western Europe. The aim of the program is to enable students to both explain and understand material, military, economic as well as ideational factors for continuity and change in the international political system.

Department of International Relations
M.A. Sociology and Social Anthropology

The primary goal of the Sociology and Social Anthropology program at Central European University (CEU) is to enable students to deepen and broaden their knowledge of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of social pheonomena, structures and processes.

Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology
M.A. Philosophy (2 Years)

The Department of Philosophy offers two MA in Philosophy programs: a one-year program and a two-year program. The Philosophy (2 Years) programme is delivered by Central European University (CEU).

Department of Philosophy
M.A. Public Policy

The Master of Arts in Public Policy program from Central European University (CEU) combines a strong basis in the core subjects of public policy with specialization in selected policy areas. Courses combine analysis and critical thinking with problem-solving. Students work on both academic research papers and problem-oriented policy briefs, using quantitative and qualitative research methods.

School of Public Policy
M.A. Political Science

The One-year MA Program in Political Science from Central European University (CEU) offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary curriculum in theory and research methods in contemporary political science. US standards in research and teaching are combined with the varied requirements of an international student body. The program is aimed for students who graduated a four-year BA degree.  

Department of Political Science
M.A. Nationalism Studies

The Nationalism Studies program at Central European University (CEU) addresses the question of what constitutes the nation, analyzes its organization and considers the meaning of ‘nationalism’ as it applies to individual identity.

Nationalism Studies Program
M.A. Public Policy (MUNDUS MAPP)

The Mundus Master’s Program in Public Policy (Mundus MAPP) from Central European University (CEU) was established in 2007 and is offered jointly with the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) in Spain, the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS) in The Hague, The Netherlands, and the University of Yorkin the UK. 

School of Public Policy
M.A. European Women's and Gender History (MATILDA)

Established as part of the EU Erasmus programme, the European Women's and Gender History (MATILDA) at Central European University (CEU) is designed for students wishing to develop expertise in women’s and gender history, as well as European history, and who are interested in intercultural exchange.

Department of Gender Studies
M.A. Critical Gender Studies

The Master Degree in Critical Gender Studies from Central European University (CEU) aims at developing independent and critical thinkers with a broad basic knowledge of gender studies. A comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to gender is stressed as a key element of social and symbolic order at both local and global levels. 

Department of Gender Studies
M.A. English Studies

This MA programme in English Studies, offered by the Faculty of Arts from University of Szeged, is designed to provide students with interpretive skills, academic research tools, and a critical perspective in the fields of English Studies.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. American Studies

The American Studies programme from the Eötvös Lorand University seeks to impart its graduates with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills that can be fruitfully utilised in both private and public sector establishments interested in the communication and/or representation of American values and interests.

Faculty of Humanities
M.A. Assyriology

The Assyriology programme from the Eötvös Lorand University is a two-year, full-time course, including four semesters. The student who is to take up this course must have a basic knowledge of the Akkadian and Sumerian language, and the cuneiform writing.

Faculty of Humanities
M.A. International Economy and Business

The scope of the International Economy and Business master programme from University of Szeged is to provide a combination of sound theoretical grounds and practical skills.

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
M.A. International Relations English

This 2-year International Relations English master programme from University of Szeged offers an interdisciplinary curriculum in Business Economics and International (Economic) Relations, with further emphasis on Political Sciences, European Studies and Law. Basic theoretical fields cover European Integration, Diplomatic Relations, Social Sciences Research and Political Economics.

Faculty of Law
M.A. Management and Leadership

The graduates of the course are able to analyze, develop, organize, control and manage the procedures at the organizations of the private sector and the non-profit sector. They can recognize, analyze and solve the emerging problems while they use the acquired categories of individual and organized learning and utilize their abilities for innovation and creative thinking. The Management and Leadership programme is offered at Szent István University.

Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
M.A. Central European Studies

The Central European Studies Programme offered by University of Miskolc provides complex social science knowledge about the history of the peoples in the territory, their political systems, cultures, religions, literatures, interethnic connections, economies, and analyses of historical and current problems.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. Human Resources Counselling

The purpose of this Human Resources Counselling master programme, offered by the Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Education and Regional Development from University of Pécs, is to educate and train professionals who are experts in providing help to organisations and companies regarding any area of human resources management, one of the functional areas of leadership counselling.

Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Education and Regional Development
M.A. Choral Conducting

The objective of the Choral Conducting MA programme, offered by the Faculty of Music and Visual Arts from University of Pécs, is to train choral conductor artists who serve and spread the values of Hungarian and general choral culture.

Faculty of Music and Visual Arts
M.A. Regional and Environmental Economics

The objective of the Regional and Environmental Economics master programme, offered by the Faculty of Economic Sciences from University of Kaposvár, is to train experts, who by obtaining a high level theoretical and practical knowledge are able to analyse regional and ecological processes, to recognise relations and problems.

Faculty of Economic Sciences
M.A. International Economy and Business

The aim of the International Economy and Business programme from the Budapest Business School is to train highly qualified graduates who are able to understand and analyse the international economical processes as well as prepare, make and controll decisions in the area of international ecomomy and business.

College of International Management and Business
M.A. Ceramic Design

At the Ceramic Design master programme, offered by the Faculty of Music and Visual Arts from University of Pécs, students are introduced to a wide range of silicate materials from classical meterials of ceramic design up to concrete.

Faculty of Music and Visual Arts
M.A. American Studies

Disciplinary MA program in the broadly interpreted field of American Studies, with opportunities for specialization in ethnic and multicultural studies or American literature.

Arts Programs
M.A. Film Studies

The Institute for Art Theory and Media Studies at Eötvös Loránd University was one of the first higher education institutions in Hungary to offer a degree in Film Studies.

M.A. International Relations

The aim is to train highly qualified experts who are able to interpret Hungary’s role and position within an international system and within Europe, and who are able to understand international events drawing on theoretical and practical knowledge.

College of International Management and Business
M.A. Landscape Architecture

The Landscape Architecture programme at Szent István University provides a unique opportunity for master or bachelor graduates to advance their career opportunities in an international platform.

Faculty of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism
M.A. Ethnic and Minority Policy

The Ethnic and Minority Policy Master Program, delivered by Eötvös Loránd University, aims to educate professionals who deal with minority issues and diversity in the region with regard to the integration process of Central and Eastern European countries, the Balkans and the Mediterranean region into the international community. 

Faculty of Social Sciences
M.A. International Relations

The Department of Political Science from the Eszterhazy Karoly University offers a four-semester master degree programme in International Relations with a focus on the relationship between global, regional and national ideas and policies of the world.

Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
M.A. Photography

Photography programme at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME)  is a medium to react in the most sensitive way to the changes in the world surrounding us. It is still more like a hybrid creature which is dependent on market, social and cultural changes.

M.A. Master of Business Administration (MBA)

This high-standard Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme from University of Miskolc provides students with thorough theoretical foundations while putting emphasis on improving business skills through the Faculty's active and extensive relations with industry leaders and top companies.

Faculty of Economics
M.A. Study of Religions

The Study of Religions (MA) offers profound studies in the history and social reality of different religions. By applying scientific methods, we teach students about the basics of the subject. 

Faculty of Arts
M.A. Semiotics

The Semiotics programme from the Eötvös Lorand University educates students to become well-trained specialists in semiotics of culture with a global overview of the various fields of humanities: literary studies, linguistics, philosophy, visual arts and general art studies including approaches to fine arts, films.

Faculty of Humanities
M.A. International Economy and Business

The aim of the program is to prepare specialists in economics and business using the basic skills acquired in the fields of international-, micro- and macroeconomics, international politics, European integration, international law, regional studies, civilization/globalization and their chosen specialisation enable them to analyse, plan, make decisions and control the activities of business organisations and institutions in an international context.

Business Programs
M.A. Archaeology

The two main specialisation opportunities in the Archaeology master programme, offered by the Pázmány Péter Catholic University are: Roman Archaeology and Medieval Archaeology with a marked outlook towards both Europe and the Near-East.

Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
M.A. International Studies

The goal of the International Relations MA, offered by the University of Pannonia, is to train highly qualified experts in the social sciences who are able to think about the place and role of Hungary and the Central European region in an international and global context and who are able to draw informed conclusions as to the theoretical and practical implications of international relations.

Faculty of Modern Philology and Social Sciences
M.A. Classical Music Performance (Piano, Violin, Flute, Guitar)

The Master of Music Programmes in instrument performance (Piano, Violin, Flute and Guitar) focus on developing music performance skills and artistic qualities on the highest possible level. The Classical Music Performance (Piano, Violin, Flute, Guitar) programme is offered by the Faculty of Music and Visual Arts from University of Pécs.

Faculty of Music and Visual Arts
M.A. Tourism Management

The aim of the four-semester-long Master of Tourism Management Programme from the Budapest Business School is to possess students with high-level of knowledge in economics and in different management areas and tourism businesses.

College of Commerce, Catering and Tourism
M.A. Kodály Music Pedagogy

This comprehensive Kodály Music Pedagogy programme offered by the Liszt Academy of Music gives authentic background and all encompassing scientific knowledge about the world-famous educational philosophy of Zoltán Kodály and its international adaptation.

M.A. American Studies

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.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. International Relations

The goal of the MA degree programme in International Relations, offered by the Faculty of Humanities from University of Pécs, is to trained highly qualified experts with broad education in the social sciences who can interpret Hungary's place and role in the international situation and in Europe; and know the theoretical and practical context of international relations.

Faculty of Humanities
M.A. Classical Musical Instrumental Performance

During the course of the Classical Musical Instrumental Performance programme at Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music students wishing to pursue classical music studies may choose from various specialisations all of them serving the purpose of getting to know the given instrument in depth.

M.A. Applied Linguistics

The main objective of the Applied Linguistics Master Programme, offered by the Faculty of Modern Philology and Social Sciences from University of Pannonia, is training experts who are able to facilitate information flow with the acquired knowledge in linguistics, communication and research methodology at the individual and societal levels.

Faculty of Modern Philology and Social Sciences
M.A. English Studies

The goal of the MA in English Studies is the training of experts who, besides a full mastery of the English language, possess an extensive and in-depth knowledge of the language, culture and history of English-speaking countries.

Arts Programs
M.A. Film Studies

The Film Studies programme from the Eötvös Lorand University allows students to deepen their basic knowledge acquired throughout the BA Program in the field of film history, film analysis, film theory or practical skills.

Faculty of Humanities
M.A. Logic and Theory of Science

The Logic and Theory of Science programme from the Eötvös Lorand University is focusing on logic and its applications in the philosophy of science, particularly in the foundations of mathematics, physics, linguistics and the social sciences.

Faculty of Humanities
M.A. International Relations

The basic aim of the International Relations program offered at Corvinus University of Budapest is to train high level specialists by exposing students to a wide range of social sciences that will enable to understand the theoretical and practical aspects of communication in the context of international relations.

Faculty of Social Sciences
M.A. English Studies

The objective of the English Studies programme at Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary is to acquaint students with a broadly defined concept of English literary culture, including its history, major trends, critical schools and, of course, its most representative works and authors.

M.A. Psychology

The aim of the Psychology programme from the Eötvös Loránd University is to train psychologist professionals who master the theories and methods of the science of psychology at an advanced level, who are proficient in the various fields of psychology.

Faculty of Education and Psychology
M.A. Management and Leadership

The Management and Leadership master's programme, offered by the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences from Eszterhazy Karoly University, aims to train professionals for businesses and public sector organizations who have achieved a sound and integrated professional knowledge in specific areas of management.

Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
M.A. Intercultural Psychology and Education

The Intercultural Psychology and Education programme from the Eötvös Loránd University is one of the few of its kind in Europe, is strongly committed to interdisciplinary studies with a focus on psychological and educational issues.

Faculty of Education and Psychology
M.A. Business Development

The Business Development MA programme, offered by the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences from Eszterhazy Karoly University, focuses on issues like business innovation and business financing, corporate strategies, management, operative challenges of running a business, socio-economic forecast, production and process management etc.

Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
M.A. English Studies

The goal of the English Studies master programme, offered by the Faculty of Humanities from University of Pécs, is to train experts in the field of English Studies who have sound theoretical, methodological and practical knowledge of the English language and can apply such knowledge in practice.

Faculty of Humanities
M.A. European and International Business Law

The European and International Business Law programme is offered at the Eötvös Loránd University. The course concept links theory to real world business. The high level curriculum offers solid grounding in the institutional fundamentals of the European economic integration and an introduction to international business law.

Faculty of Law
M.A. Tourism Management

The objective of the master of Tourism Management from Eszterhazy Karoly University is to perform individual and comprehensive planning, management and coordination tasks on local, regional, national and international levels at tourism enterprises.

Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
M.A. International Relations

Work hard, but with the joy of creativity, build up an individual career, but within a community, be open both to traditions & new approaches, but still achieve your specific goals, enhance your theoretical knowledge on the grounds of practical experiences, develop skills and competences competitive on the international labour market.