University of Pecs

Introduction

The modern University of Pécs was founded on 1 January 2000 through the merger of Janus Pannonius University, the Medical University of Pécs and the Illyés Gyula Teacher Training College of Szekszárd. However, its roots go back to 1367 when the Anjou king of Hungary, Louis the Great established the first Hungarian university in Pécs.

With its ten faculties - Faculty of Adult Education and Human Resources Development, Faculty of Business and Economics, Faculty of Illyés Gyula, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Law, Medical School, Faculty of Music and Visual Arts, Faculty of Sciences and Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology- the University of Pécs plays a significant role in Hungarian higher education. The University offers a broad range of training and degree programmes, ensuring high-level knowledge-transfer and research. With its students and nearly 2,000 teaching and research staff the impact of the University of Pécs extends well beyond the borders of Pécs.

Amodern higher educational training system initiated by the European Union was introduced in Hungary too, known as the Bologna process, which offers students an opportunity to pursue their studies in a dynamically developing, convertible European higher educational system. The traditional college and university level training programmes were replaced by a three-tier system consisting of a basic training programme (BA, BSc), a master level programme (MA, MSc), and doctoral level (PhD, DLA) programme.

In order to meet the demands and the needs of the surrounding community for continuing education, the University of Pécs has started to develop its programmes within the area of life-long learning. In addition, the University attaches great importance to training in the colleges for advanced studies. Nearly every Faculty offers training in the framework of this organisation that encourages students to pursue their own research.

Due to the credit system, first introduced in Hungary here in Pécs, an increasing number of Hungarian students participate in international study programmes as an integral part of their education, and likewise, an increasing number of international students and researchers come to the University of Pécs to study and conduct research every year. Therefore, the University continuously works on expanding and improving its co-operation with other universities and international research institutions and is already part of a large network at different levels.

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Programmes

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Master

Master in Architecture

Campus Full time 10  September 2017 Hungary Pécs

Application procedure: Secondary school graduation diploma (Mathematics and Physics or Basics of Architecture) and drawing eligibility test. An admission form is needed with CV, letter of [+]

Master in Architecture

Language of instruction: English

Application procedure: Secondary school graduation diploma (Mathematics and Physics or Basics of Architecture) and drawing eligibility test. An admission form is needed with CV, letter of motivation and statement or transcript confirming sufficient knowledge of English.

For over 30 years Pollack Mihály Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology and its legal predecessor (Pollack Mihály Technical College) has had a tradition and speciality in architecture training. This history ensures the proper management of outstanding talents with special consideration on the number of students (30 students) and laying significant emphasis on the theoretical groundwork and the training of design at a high standard in the artistic and technical fields. Our primary objective is to find a balance of subject matter, dealing with developing creative skills within the fields of the arts and engineering. During the first five-six semesters students are provided with the groundwork in both human artistic and real engineering fields, and during the remaining semesters they can acquire special knowledge closely related to their qualification - in this phase creative work and its final result, the completed work is dominant. The final complex design project and the diploma design project are a summary, a concentration of their studies and the final assessment of their acquired knowledge.... [-]


MSc

MSc Applied Management

Campus Full time September 2017 Hungary Pécs

This programme is designed for students who want to deepen their knowledge of business and want to raise it to a higher level. The MSc programme is based on the BA programme taught in English at the UP [+]

MSc Applied Management

Language of instruction: English

This programme is designed for students who want to deepen their knowledge of business and want to raise it to a higher level. The MSc programme is based on the BA programme taught in English at the UP.

It is possible for ambitious students to enter the programme with different business-related backgrounds provided they are willing to work hard. Innovative teaching and learning methods are used in the training and every year each class has a guest lecturer from Europe or the United States. Graduates have the possibility to obtain managerial jobs or continue their studies at the PhD level. One special feature of the programme is that it is validated by the Middlesex University, London. Upon successful completion of their studies students obtain two degrees, one Hungarian and one British from the Middlesex University, London. The programme operates with a February start.... [-]


MSc in Medical Biotechnology

Campus Full time September 2017 Hungary Pécs

The MSc training aims to educate biotechnologists, who possess high-level theoretical and practical knowledge in medically oriented biotechnology. The programme is practice oriented providing the necessary skills for all the graduates to start working immediately [+]

MSc in Medical Biotechnology

Language of instruction: English 

The MSc training aims to educate biotechnologists, who possess high-level theoretical and practical knowledge in medically oriented biotechnology.

The programme is practice oriented providing the necessary skills for all the graduates to start working immediately after graduation in the biotech or pharma industry or enroll into PhD programmes.

The programme is in English for both Hungarian and foreign students; as the English language is essential to succeed in any aspects of biotechnology. The programme provides opportunities for students to get involved in research activities in various departments of the Faculties of Medicine and Science or to prepare diploma work in biotechnology oriented small or medium enterprises or in the pharmaceutical industry (in Sanofi-Chinoin-Aventis). The University is a member of the European Biotechnology Network which association actively supports the programme.... [-]


MA

MA in International Relations

Campus Full time September 2017 Hungary Pécs

The goal of the MA degree programme in International Relations is to trained highly qualified experts with broad education in the social sciences who can interpret Hungary's place and role in the [+]

MA in International Relations

Language of instruction: English

If it is necessary, the Faculty of Humanities offers English Preparatory Courses.

The goal of the MA degree programme in International Relations 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. The graduates of the programme have a high level of proficiency in language and negotiation techniques. Their historical, sociological and professional education enables them to think in terms of analysis and synthesis. The knowledge of their subject matter enables them to understand and predict the economic, legal and political processes of the international system. They are able to put the perspectives of the East-Central European region into context amongst the many challenges of international relations. The graduates know and understand the developmental tendencies of the regions outside Europe and have thorough disciplinary knowledge in the areas of civilisation, world economy, international law, political science as well as practical skills in diplomacy, protocol and negotiation techniques. Equipped with these pieces of knowledge and skills they are properly qualified for pursuing their studies in a doctoral degree programme.... [-]