MA in Teacher of Philosophy

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

At the University Pécs you may study MA in Teacher of Philosophy
The goal of the program is to educate teachers for public education systems worldwide in a field they have already masterd in a two semester long program. Building on field-specific knowledge this certificate provides applicants general educational and psychological competences as well as field specific methodology, offering teaching practicals in different venues of public education, aiming at developing teaching attitutdes, knowledge and skills.

Head of program: Dr. Renáta Dezső

MA Degree in Education; Post Graduate Certificate in Education, PGCE
Duration of Training
1 year (2 semesters)


Deadline of Application

Next Starting Date
Tuition fee: EUR 3500 (for non-EU students);
EUR 3000 (for EU students)

Application fee: EUR 140
  • Description of the program
  • Application procedure
  • Application requirements
  • Examples of subjects during the studies
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This program offers a teacher certificate (Post Graduate Certificate in Education, PGCE) in an academic period as short as two semesters. Our ideal candidates already have a graduate /master degree in the field of Teacher of Philosophy and a command of English enabling them to participate in our program. Based on the high quality field specific (disciplinary) knowledge gained prior to our program we concentrate on the educational applicablity of the already gained competences. Both in theory and practice our goal is to arm our candidates with general pedagogical and psychological as much as field specific methodological attitudes, knowledge, and skills neccesarry in the reality of schools worldwide. Throughout the first semester of our program offers theoretical emphasis whereas during the second semester teacher candidates may practice teaching activities in related bachelor programs of our university run in English.

Career opportunities 
Although the teaching profession is facing challenges worldwide it still is a widely known and flexible career path. Our graduates may start teaching at different scenarios of public and private education in the field of their expertise. 
Also, at the „Education and Society” Doctoral School of Education Sciences at the University of Pecs graduates may continue their studies in a PhD program focusing the subfields of Theories of Education and Subject Specific Methodologies; Philosophy and History of Education; or the Sociology of Education.

Academic Level/Type

Skype interview 

The interview takes around 10-15 minutes. During this interview our colleagues are going to ask questions about your motivation and interests. The main goal of this discussion is to learn more about your language knowledge, personal skills and scientific interest – to be able to make the right decision to help our multicultural and open-minded community and academic integrity.

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:

  • Certified and translated (if originals are not in English) copy of school transcripts showing satisfactory completion of BA and MA studies
  • Europass CV in English
  • Motivation letter (introduction plus field of interest, etc.) in 3000 to 3500 characters.
  • Copy of valid passport or national ID
  • Medical certificate, (please fill the document and attach the serologic test results)
    • vaccination card (showing that you are immunized against HEP B)
    • HEP A/B/C test*
    • HIV test*
    • Chest X-ray: Please attach the chest’s X-ray result (not the film!) in English/Hungarian! (not older than 3 months)
  • Transfer receipt of the EUR 140 application fee
  • Official copy of the following language exam certificates:  
  • Entrance Exam (personally or via Skype)

*Please note: tests have to be taken within a year!

1st semester
Theories of Education: learning, teaching and education systems
Preservice Teachers’ Attitudes and Learning-Centered Communication
School and Society
2nd semester
Subject specific approaches of teaching and learning 1 – 2
Individual teaching practical
Pedagogical feedback on teaching practical

If you have any questions about the program, please contact: 
Ms. Renáta Anna DEZSŐ PhD
Head of the program
Phone: +36-30-617-8784

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