UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

Hungarian, spoken by approximately 13 million native speakers worldwide, is a member of the Uralic language family. This programme offers the opportunity to gain excellent language skills and a profound knowledge of Hungarian literature, history and culture that will prepare you for a wide variety of careers in Europe.

Course Modules

Year one: compulsory courses: Hungarian language level 1; introduction to East European literatures in translation. Optional courses: contemporary Hungarian language; history of the Hungarian language; topics in Hungarian grammar; topics in Hungarian literature; cinema in eastern Europe; culture in eastern Europe: anthropological approaches; language and society; linguistics and verbal art: forms of content; linguistics and verbal art: forms of expression; vampires, society and culture: Transylvania and beyond. Year two: compulsory courses: Hungarian language level 2a ' comprehension; Hungarian language level 2b ' production; Hungarian literature 1. Optional courses: contemporary Hungarian language; history of the Hungarian language; topics in Hungarian grammar; topics in Hungarian literature; cinema in eastern Europe; culture in eastern Europe: anthropological approaches; language and society; linguistics and verbal art: forms of content; linguistics and verbal art: forms of expression; vampires, society and culture: Transylvania and beyond. Year three: year abroad. Final year: compulsory courses: Hungarian language level 3a ' comprehension; Hungarian language level 3b ' production; Hungarian literature 2. Optional courses: contemporary Hungarian language; history of the Hungarian language; topics in Hungarian grammar; topics in Hungarian literature; cinema in eastern Europe; culture in eastern Europe: anthropological approaches; language and society; linguistics and verbal art: forms of content; linguistics and verbal art: forms of expression; vampires, society and culture: Transylvania and beyond.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £16,130  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Advanced Higher ABB-AAB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AABBB
  • GCE A-level ABB-AAB
  • European Baccalaureate 77%
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

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82% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 72%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 87%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 93%

£20,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 50
Studying 30
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 10
Unknown 5

19% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 82%

Total Coursework: 11%

Total Practical: 7%

£5,337 - £7,371
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,915 - £6,624
Typical cost of private accommodation