The BA in Applied Economics teaches young people to analyse various social phenomena and problems from an economic perspective. It teaches them to help solve these problems using economic instruments and tools. This degree is unique as it brings together high quality theoretical training and courses which focus on developing students’ independent problem-solving skills instead of concentrating on pure business knowledge. This is why students on the course will learn more about the social sciences than is usual on such programmes. This degree is the key to finding a job where the skills of economic analysis are required. This could be in the civil service, at large companies or banks, or in politics, academia, the media or the arts. This programme aims to provide high-quality training so that graduates can perform well in various professions linked to the economy after only three years of study. It will also allow them to continue their studies either in economics or in other areas, in most cases in the social sciences, and to increase their knowledge of economics and complement their current professions. Applicants should ideally be interested in economics and other social sciences, enjoy mathematics and be curious about how the economy works.
In addition to giving students a grounding in history and theory, the BA in International Studies teaches future graduates about international politics, the European Union and equips them with practical knowledge that can be used in almost all countries around the world. The goal is to train professionals who with their knowledge of international politics, economics, law and the European Union can deal with the challenges associated with European integration and take advantage of opportunities in the state and non-profit sectors, local government and regional development agencies. Graduates will also be able to prepare, write and complete funding applications. The knowledge acquired during the undergraduate course lays the foundation for the MA in International Studies and other postgraduate qualifications in the social sciences. Applicants will ideally be interested in the social sciences and the links between different countries, peoples and institutions and be keen to use their language skills.
The primary aim of the course is to give students the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required in all areas of the social sector. Demand is currently higher than ever for welfare services provided by well-trained social work professionals in various settings. These include old people’s homes, child welfare organisations, family care and child protection services, educational guidance centres, institutions providing services for homeless people and poor people, services for people with disabilities, drug addiction clinics and street social work services within local authorities or Hungarian and international NGOs or church organisations. Social workers are also needed in other sectors, such as in schools, hospitals, employment centres and prisons. The course is taught over seven semesters and a key element is the integration of theory and practice. One third of students’ time is spent on placement (in the voluntary sector, in camps and in welfare services). Candidates should ideally be interested in the social sciences and have a desire to work with people and help them with their problems.
The BA in Sociology is for young people interested in the social sciences, social problems and sociology. Over the three year course students will learn about the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject and will become familiar with the most important elements of social theory and social history as well numerous areas of research in Sociology. They will gain an insight into sociological research and their studies will frequently be interdisciplinary in nature, as social research and problem-solving often require the effective cooperation of several closely-related disciplines. Students will therefore also be introduced to the most important aspects of psychology, social psychology, economics, law, political science and anthropology among others. Practical training is an important part of the programme and is delivered through placements and the teaching of modules covering practical skills. The knowledge and skills acquired on the course will enable students to work in a wide variety of organisational, developmental, social, administrative and secretarial roles and analyse social problems and processes in local, regional and national governmental organisations, private companies, NGOs and multinational companies as well as the media.
The BA in Social Science is a new undergraduate course which was created in line with the Bologna process. It combines elements of sociology, cultural anthropology, social policy, political science, international studies and even media and communications. The aim of the course is to teach students the fundamental theory and methodologies of the social sciences as well as basic social research skills. After completing the undergraduate course, students can go on to study a Master’s degree in any of the social sciences. Graduates can work as research administrators or assistants thanks to the practical skills and theoretical knowledge they will have gained. Graduates will also find employment in intermediate-level positions in the civil service, communications and the arts as well as in human resources, political and civic organisations. Ideal applicants are those who have a general interest in the social sciences but are yet to decide which area they would like to work in or continue their studies in at postgraduate level.