MA in Educational Science

General

Read more about this programme on the institution's website

Programme Description

The goal of this program is to train perfect professionals in the theoretical foundations and basic methods of educational sciences.

Students will obtain an integrated knowledge of educational sciences and pedagogical practice, and neighboring disciplines (philosophy, psychology, sociology, economy, and law).

This program offers students in-depth knowledge of working at governmental authorities and companies, research institutions as well as for private companies, public administration, international organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Specializations:

  • Childhood Studies
  • Research Studies
  • Educational Technology
  • Educational Management

Strength of program

The Institute of Education of the Faculty of Education and Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University is one of the main institutions for Hungarian educational research. The main strength of the Institution is the integration of educational sciences and pedagogical practice. We have good professional connections with different institutions and schools which offer internship opportunities to our students. In these schools, our students gain experience and ideas about teaching, learning, and educational systems.

Career opportunities

This program offers students in-depth knowledge of working at governmental authorities and companies, research institutions as well as for private companies, public administration, international organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Job examples
  • Educational Manager
  • Educational Administrator
  • Analyst
  • Educational Scholar and Researcher in schools and universities

Admission requirements

Entry requirements

Full acknowledgement is given for the following degrees:

  • BA degree of Andragogy
  • BA degree of Teacher education
  • BA degree of Primary School Teacher Training
  • BA degree of Pre-School Teacher Training
  • BA degree of Infant and Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor Degree in Psychology, Education, Special Education, Social Pedagogy

Conditionally accepted bachelor’s degrees which will be considered in the first place: any bachelor’s or master’s degree program in case the applicant possesses 50 credits in the following fields: pedagogical, psychological, philosophical and ethical studies; adult education studies; communicational science; health science; sociology, anthropology, political sciences; economic and legal studies.

Language requirements
  • A minimum level of language proficiency (oral) (A1-C2): C1
  • A minimum level of language proficiency (written) (A1-C2): C1

Further comments:

The language of instruction for the entire program is English, so a very good command of English is required during the oral entrance exam and throughout the whole program. The language knowledge is assessed and evaluated during the interview, the Faculty of Education and Psychology doesn't require an official language certificate.

Documents to submit with the application
  • Online application form
  • Bachelor-level degree
  • Transcript of records
  • CV
  • Motivation letter
    The letter should contain approximately 2000 characters. You should explain your experiences and ideas, how you met the field pedagogy and why you thought it would be suitable for you, what your aim is with the MA degree, how you would imagine your career, which area you are interested in and what further studies you might plan.
  • Copy of the main pages of the passport (needs to be valid)
  • Copy of application fee transfer
  • Entrance exam fee
  • Reference work
    It can be any paper written in English by the applicant within the field of pedagogy (BA thesis extract, a research paper, a seminar paper, a research report, a published journal article or a book chapter, a case study, a literature review, etc.) Either a new paper or an improved version of an earlier work can also be written for the current application. The ideal length should be between 5-15 pages excluding references and the appendices. There are no special requirements concerning the format.
  • An official English translation of the certificates and the records if the language of the original is not English. It can be a translation from the university too.

Further comments (if needed)

Please note:

If the applicant is taking their final examination during the current semester, and their degree certificate (diploma) is not issued before the last application deadline, a certification is required, which verifies that the applicant will presumably receive a degree. In case of being accepted as a student, however, the applicant must present the diploma upon enrolment at the latest.

This program is not available for Hungarian citizens.

Application procedure

The application starts in the online application system. Students need to register in the system, fill in the online application form, upload the required documents and follow the instructions during the application process.

Last updated Jun 2020

About the School

Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) - in terms of student and staff number, quality of education and research, and its international relations - is a prestigious institution of public higher education in ... Read More

Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) - in terms of student and staff number, quality of education and research, and its international relations - is a prestigious institution of public higher education in Hungary, operating continuously since its inception in 1635. As a top-ranked research university in Hungary, it is the most popular higher education institution among applicants as well as alma mater of five Nobel laureates and leading figures in technology, public policy, and culture in Hungary. Read Less
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