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Linguistics (PhD)

About the program

The programs of the Doctoral School of Linguistics provide students with theoretical and methodological knowledge necessary for doing research into the theoretical, historical, typological and applied aspects of linguistics as well as writing scholarly papers and a PhD dissertation. The programs overview basic theoretical subfields of linguistics such as phonology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics and/or applied sciences in language teaching, research methods, writing papers and a PhD dissertation. Rigorous coursework includes learning about theoretical issues and research directions, and it develops critical thinking, and various abilities of analysing and processing information.

There is also a focus on developing skills to identify and solve scholarly problems, carry out research, and prepare publications. Graduates usually choose their careers in academic disciplines, teaching and translation.

The programmes of the doctoral school are the following (applicants have to apply to a specific program):

a) Altaic Studies – in English,

b) English Applied Linguistics – in English (required level of language proficiency: C1),

c) German Linguistics – in German,

d) Hungarian Linguistics – in Hungarian,

e) Romance Linguistics - in French, Italian, or Spanish, and in English

f) Russian Linguistics - in Russian,

g) Slavic Historical Studies – in Russian,

h) Theoretical Linguistics - in English or in Hungarian, and

i) Uralic Studies - in English or in Hungarian


Level of the programme: PhD

Duration of the programme: 4 + 4 semesters

Registered in: EU

Credits: 240


Who should apply?

We expect applicants to be interested in theoretical, historical, typological and applied issues of languages, and it is an advantage if the applicant has an MA in the relevant field such as Hungarian language and literature, foreign languages, or Theoretical/Applied Linguistics.

Application requirements: MA degree, at least B2/intermediate level proficiency certified by an accredited language examination or otherwise (for language proficiency requirements specific to the educational program please click here), a research proposal, and an individual interview (online).

Start of the program: September of each year

Tuition fee: 3,500 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, contact us at internationaloffice.btk@szte.hu)

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


For further details of the program, please click here. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Károly Bibok DSc via email at kbibok@lit.u-szeged.hu or call +36 (62) 343-041.

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