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American Studies

About the programme

The MA program in American Studies is designed to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the US, its society, history, cultures, and literatures. In the first stage of training, students take introductory courses in US literatures, history and culture, while later they have the opportunity to study intellectual history, political, popular and visual culture, Hungarian-US relations, gender, and identity. The rigorous coursework includes gaining knowledge of theoretical problems and research direction, the structure of US history and society in North America and majority and minority populations. The program develop student's abilities to analyze and process information in a critical manner.


Research areas cover intellectual and cultural history, visual culture, and film studies. During the program there is a focus on developing skills of research and publication. Graduates of the Faculty usually choose their careers in cultural and public administration, tourism, international business, teaching, translation, journalism, academia, editing, diplomacy, international relations, media, project management or local government.


Level of the program: Master

Length of the program: 4 semesters

Registered in: EU

Credits: 120


Who should apply?

We expect applicants to be interested in the cultures and people of the United States.


Application requirements: a BA diploma, international certificate of advanced command of English (TOEFL Score: min. 110 or, TOEFL ITP Score: min 627, or IELTS Band: min. 8 or, Cambridge Advanced English [CAE]) / other certificate of advanced command of English accepted by the department / written document certifying the completion of a minimum of four semesters of studies, instructed in English, accepted by the department / in exceptional cases, other proof of proficiency equivalent to these accepted by the department.


Online application


Start of the program: September of each year

Tuition fee: 1900 EUR per semester

Application fee: 35 EUR

Entrance Exam fee: 250 EUR


For further information please visit the website contact Dr. Zoltan Vajda, associate professor via e-mail or call +36 62 544 264 regarding the application process or details of the program.


SZTE Experience


SantiagoSantiago Vallejo - Faculty of Law and Political Sciences

I’m from Ecuador and a Ph.D. student from the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship program. I first heard about the University of Szeged on the internet. The general study environment is nice and student life in the city is lovely. With my program and the academic system, I can control my time which is a plus. The city is very affordable, and I live in the city center. One of my favorite extra-curricular activities is the Hungarian cultural programs. I have so many favorite spots, but parks are top on the list. The professors and staffs are very approachable. The mentors and classmates also did an excellent job to explore and know the city better. I hope to continue my career as a professor, and I would recommend the university to friends because it is, in general, a beautiful place.


amin-alawar2Amin Alawar - Faculty of Science and Informatics - Biology (PhD)

Being awarded the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship, I came from Lebanon to Szeged. Student life here is astonishing; I simply adore being a student at SZTE. A variety of foreign scholars, and young people have arrived here from all corners of the world. After having finished with academic work at the lab, there is still time for relaxing. The town itself is also impressive – my favourite place is Széchenyi tér.

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