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

Selectable programs: Antique Literatures and Cultures, Comparative Literature and Culture, Hungarian Literature and Culture – Old and Early Modern, Hungarian Literature and Culture – Classical, Hungarian Literature and Culture – Modern, Italian Literature and Culture, Literary Theory and Visual Culture Studies, Literatures and Cultures in English, Literatures and Cultures in French, Literatures and Cultures in German, Neolatin Literature and Culture, Russian Literature and Culture

 

About the programs

The Doctoral School of Literary and Cultural Studies offers a number of 4-year programs for international students, including Antique Literatures and Cultures, Comparative Literature and Culture, Hungarian Literature and Culture – Old and Early Modern, Hungarian Literature and Culture – Classical, Hungarian Literature and Culture – Modern, Italian Literature and Culture, Literary Theory and Visual Culture Studies, Literatures and Cultures in English, Literatures and Cultures in French, Literatures and Cultures in German, Neolatin Literature and Culture, Russian Literature and Culture. 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, Italian and Hungarian 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.

 

How to get a conditional letter of acceptance at our Doctoral School?

Our Doctoral School has several individual programs. When we receive your documents, it takes some time to check which program has a potential supervisor for you. We expect your application by the beginning of January. but it's best to apply earlier. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to deal with applications that arrive later.

 

At this stage of the process, we will decide whether we can provide you with a conditional letter of acceptance. A conditional letter of acceptance can be provided if you meet our professional requirements and one of our doctoral programs has the capacity to supervise your topic.

 

Once you have a conditional acceptance letter, you will be entitled to participate in the program's online admission interview. The admission interview will be conducted on an individual basis at a time slot set for us. You will be informed of the date and time of the interview by the program itself after the application period has closed.

 

The procedure for obtaining a conditional letter of acceptance:


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Start of the programme: September of each year

 

Tuition fee: 3500 EUR per semester (Please kindly note that after being accepted, non-EU applicants will need to pay 2 semesters' tuition fee together for the first academic year. For further information, you can contact us at: international@primus.arts.u-szeged.hu)

Other fees: 35 EUR application fee (non-refundable) and 250 EUR entrance exam fee (non-refundable)

 

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

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