SCANDINAVIAN DEPARTMENT
M D N S



The BA system course in Scandinavian studies was launched in 2006/2007 as a specialization of German Studies course. After you finish your studies and get a degree in the 3-year term BA course, you can continue your Scandinavian studies in the newly introduced 2-year term MA course.

The BA system course in Scandinavian studies, aims to train professionals in Danish, Norwegian and Swedish who are able to use one of these languages on advanced level, both in writing and speaking (level C1) and work in their professions suitably. Moreover, they gain available theoretical and practical knowledge in Scandinavian literature, culture and history.
With these skills they will be able to:
- manage and organize tasks within the fields of tourism, economic life, media and press, culture and civil service
- translate and interpret general texts
- be familiar with social, environmental and economic conditions or issues of Hungary and one of the Scandinavian countries they are specialized in
- transmit their knowledge
- use their knowledge for their professions.
The course aims to prepare students for specialized Master courses.

Main studies:
- Literature
- Linguistics
- Cultural and national studies

Terms of courses:
BA system course in Scandinavian studies have three forms:
- BA system course with language specialization (180 credits)
- BA system course without language specialization (120 credits)
- BA system minor course in Scandinavian studies (50 credits)
The language of the course can be Danish, Norwegian or Swedish (according to specialization). The course mainly focuses on language, linguistics, literature and cultural studies but there is an opportunity to develop their knowledge within specialized courses. The available credits in BA system course with language specialization are 180 credits, which consist of specialized studies (50 credits) and optional studies (10 credits) completed in departmental subjects of the course.

The language of the course and exam:
Each course is in the same language with related exams. It can be Hungarian (mostly in the first two years), a specialized language chosen by students, or another Scandinavian language (in this case students use the chosen language while professors communicate in another Scandinavian one).

Structure of the course:
BA system course is planned to be 3-year term. The course is divided into two periods:
- the first year as a basic course
- the second and third year as main course.
At the end of each period there are complex examinations. At the end of the basic course, students have Filter examination and at the end of the main course they have Final examination. Some subjects have optional completion date, others have required completion deadline linked to follow-up subjects.

Filter examination
It has to be fulfilled at the end of the first year. It consists of written and oral examination parts. In case of successful results, students get average marks. Filter examination can be taken only in the spring term exam period.

Final examination
It has to be fulfilled at the end of the third year (but it is possible to take it in the autumn term exam period). It consists of written and oral examination parts. In case of successful results, students get average marks. Students have to write a thesis, generally during the 5th or 6th semesters. The oral part of Final examination is the last exam, with the requirement of all successful subjects (absolutorium). The exam itself contains an oral presentation of any literary or linguistic topics and giving answers to questions connected to the thesis.