Doctoral School of Literary Studies (PhD, 4+4)

Selectable programs: Comparative Literature, English and American Literature, French Literature, German Literature, Italian Literature, Russian Literature, Classical Philology, or Neo-Latin Literature


About the programs

The Doctoral School of Literary Studies offers a number of 4-year programs for international students, including Comparative Literature, English and American Literature, French Literature, German Literature, Italian Literature, Russian Literature, Classical Philology, and Neo-Latin Literature. These programs combine the history and theories of literature with relevant artistic and medial examples, as well as social and cultural perspectives. Except for specific national programs (in French, German, Russian, and Italian literature), all programs are in English.


Students participate in workshop seminars, acquire professional skills in analysis and composition, and receive individual guidance throughout their research work up until the completion of their dissertations.


Holders of a PhD in Literary Studies may pursue a career in academia and education, or may choose to work for cultural organizations, publishing and media companies, national or local administration, or in the creative industry.


Research areas vary according to the specific programs selected.


Level of the program: PhD

Duration of the program: 4+4 semesters

Registered in: EU

Credits: 240


Who should apply?

We expect applicants to be interested in the contemporary developments and challenges in literature and culture, literary and cultural heritage worldwide, and languages in general. It is an advantage if the applicant has an MA in literary studies, languages, philosophy, cultural studies, theatre or film studies, or translation.


Application requirements: MA degree, a demonstrated proficiency in English (B2/Intermediate) and/or other languages as required by the specific programs. In the final phase of the application process, applicants present their research plan and motivation in an online interview.


Start of the programme: September of each year


Tuition fee: 3500 EUR per semester

Other fee: 250 EUR application and entrance exam fee


For further information please contact Dr. János Nagyillés at nagyillesjanos@gmail.com or call +36-62-343181.

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