MA in German Language, Literature and Culture (Deutsche Sprache, Literatur und Kultur)

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The goal of the program is to provide students with thorough knowledge and skills in various areas of German Studies.

Head of program: Professor Zoltán Szendi

Master of Arts in German Literature
Duration of Training
2 years (4 semesters)


Deadline of Application

Next Starting Date
Tuition fee: EUR 2000 /semester (for non-EU students);
EUR 1600/semester (for EU students)
Application fee: EUR 140
Registration fee: -
  • Description of the program
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  • Application requirements
  • Examples of subjects during the studies
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The goal of the degree program is to train experts who have sound general and special knowledge and understanding of the history, language, language use, literature, intellectual and material culture and identity of the German minority in Hungary and as well as considerable expertise in the German language, literature and culture. The program will also introduce students to the general legal, social and institutional conditions of minority life. 

In addition - like in the MA degree program in German Studies - comprehensive knowledge will be provided in the following areas:

  • The present and past of literary studies and linguistics
  • Schools, trends and genres in the history of German literature
  • The history of the German language
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Contact linguistics
Human and Social Sciences
Academic Level/Type

For a successful application please follow the steps below:

  1. To apply, click on the Apply Now button, and start your application.
  2. Register on our application site, fill the application form, upload the necessary documents and submit your application!
  3. After you have submitted your application, you are going to receive information on the further steps.
  4. If we received your application fee, we are going to start the evaluation of your application.

The applicant has to submit the following documents by uploading them to the online application portal of the University of Pécs:

  • Copy of the BA degree in German Studies recognised in the EU (including transcript of records)(official translation is needed)
  • for students whose native language is not German a document certifying ECL C2 proficiency in the German language.
  • CV
  • Letter of motivation (introduction, plus field of interest, etc.) in 3000 to 3500 characters.
  • Copy of valid passport (page)or national ID
  • Passport size photo
  • Medical certificate, vaccination card (showing that you are immunized against HEP B) and HIV test  
  • The payment receipt of the application fee
1st semester
Vergangenheit und Gegenwart der Literaturwissenschaft /Vorlesung
Methoden der Literaturwissenschaft /Seminar
Sprachgeschichte /Vorlesung und Seminar
2nd semester
Repräsentative Epochen und Richtungen in der Literaturgeschichte /Vorlesung
Grundfragen der Sprachsoziologie /Vorlesung
Neueste Theorien der Kulturwissenschaft – Überblick /Vorlesung
3rd semester
Schulen, Richtungen und Tendenzen in der Literaturwissenschaft/Seminar
Kontrastive Linguistik /Vorlesung
Medientheorie und Intermedialität /Seminar
4th semester
Interkulturelle und intertextuelle Interpretationen /Seminar
Sprachtypologie /Seminar
Vergleichende Interpretationen literarischer Werke/Seminar

For more information on study matters, please contact:
Dr. Zsuzsa GERNER
Head of the Institute of German Studies
Phone: +36 72 501 574

For further information please contact:
international coordinator
Phone: + 36 72 501 600/64127; +36 30 186 1686
English website of the Faculty