BA in Romology (Roma Studies) /Specialization in Boyash language and culture / Specialization in Romani language and culture/

The aim of the program is to train Romologists (Expert on Roma Studies) who can transmit and communicate Roma Communities related issues to governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Head of program: 
Prof. Dr. Anna Orsós
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Degree
Romologist (BA)
Duration of training
3 years (6 semesters)
Language of instruction
English
Deadline of application
07/15/2021
Next starting date
09/01/2021
Fees
Tuition fee: EUR 2500 / sem.
Application fee: EUR 140
Registration fee:
Intake
Fall

The needs of Roma communities could be professionally and effectively represented by trained Romologists and the initiatives of the different organizations, institutions might be also represented through them among the local Roma communities in order to gain efficient communication to solve current issues. Collaborating with professionals from other fields - such as: sociologists, social politicians, teachers, lawyers, medical doctors, etc. - is essential for Romologists. In order to develop collaboration skills of our graduates, there are several courses during the program which are based on cooperative learning methods and group work. Field work and research methodology are in the core curriculum in order to prepare our graduates to work with real communities and other professionals after graduation. The two officially accepted languages spoken by Hungarian Roma are thought as well. Our graduates have the great chance to learn both of these languages: Boyash and Romani, and after 1 semester they could decide which languages they want to continue with to succeed a B2 level language exam till the end of their graduation. Not just the languages but their situation and sociolinguistic background are thought as well. The diverse content of this program provides a wide range of job opportunities, depending on what exact field of Romani Studies (education, social issues, minority rights, cultural anthropology, languages, etc.) is the most interesting for the given graduate. 

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 senior high school.
  • 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
Introduction to Social Studies
Learning-Centered Communication
History of Roma
2nd semester
Contemporary Roma Art, Music, and Literature- Overview
Language Practice I. (Boyash lexis)
Introduction to Sociolinguistics, focusing on Bilingualism
3rd semester
Sociolinguistics I.
Ethnographic Studies on Roma Communities
4th semester
Cultural Anthropology of Roma, Gypsies
5th semester
Contemporary Roma art in Europe
Analysis
6th semester
Language planning, language policy
Specializations
Specialization in Boyash language and culture
Specialization in Romani language and culture

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Vanda BŐCZIN-SIRKECI, Ms. Éva KOVÁCS-SAMU

Phone: +36 72 501 500/64127 or 64126

E-mail: foreign.humanities@pte.hu

Website: http://english.btk.pte.hu