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BA in Liberal Arts with Majors: Art History, Classical Studies, Ethics, Film and Visual Studies, Philosophy

University of Pécs
Program overview
3 years
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024

Program description

BA in Liberal Arts with majors: Art History, Classical Studies, Ethics, Film and Visual Studies, Philosophy

In the Western cultural tradition liberal arts education has always been the ultimate mark of an educated person, and still today it provides a comprehensive education in the humanities with the foundation knowledge to enter a number of careers in cultural life, education, and government, or to go straight into graduate study in any subject of humanities. The core aim of the curriculum is to develop well-rounded individuals with general knowledge of a wide range of subjects and with mastery of a range of transferable skills. It is designed to enable students to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, effective oral and written communication skills, and a sense of social responsibility. You will be taught in small, interactive seminar groups, encouraging discussion and debate with teaching staff and fellow students.

You will study a combination of required and optional modules, and choose a subject in which you will major, so no two Liberal Arts students have exactly the same program. The program offers you outstanding flexibility, balancing breadth of knowledge across disciplines with the opportunity for in-depth study in a field of your choice. The program is structured with a system of major - a package of 80 study credits - and minor - 50 study credits to be chosen among the other liberal arts fields – and with required core courses.

Admission requirements

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
  • Acceptable online language exams:
    • Duolingo online exam from score 110
    • IELTS Indicator from score 5.5
  • Official copy of the following language exam certificates:
    • TOEFL (iBT internet-based): 66 points
    • IELTS: Overall Band Score: 5.5
    • Cambridge ESOL: B2 level
    • TELC: B2 level
    • ECL: B2 level
  • Entrance Exam (personally or via Skype)

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

1st Semester

  • Academic Writing
  • Introduction to European Cultural History
  • Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
  • Introduction to Art History
  • English For Academic Purposes

2nd Semester

  • Art History: Interpretation of Art
  • Classical Studies: Representation
  • Ethics: Language, Rhetorics, Narration
  • Film and Visual Studies: Mediality
  • Philosophy: Logic

3rd Semester

  • Art History: Romanesque and Gothic Art
  • Classical Studies: The Legacy of the Ancient World for the Modern West
  • Ethics: Contemporary Problems in Ethics
  • Film and Visual Studies: Introduction to Film Analysis
  • Philosophy: Ancient Philosophy

4th Semester

  • Art History: Understanding the Built Environment
  • Classical Studies: Classical Literature
  • Ethics: Bioethics
  • Film and Visual Studies: Film and Society
  • Philosophy: Modern and Contemporary Philosophy

5th Semester

  • Art History: 20th Century Art
  • Classical Studies: Games and Contests in the Ancient World
  • Ethics: Introduction into Ecology
  • Film and Visual Studies: Film History
  • Philosophy: Philosophy of History and Religion

6th Semester

  • Art History: Institutions of Art
  • Classical Studies: Ancient Art and Iconography
  • Ethics: Philosophy of Economics and Business Ethics
  • Film and Visual Studies: Genre and Adaptation Theory
  • Philosophy: Philosophy of Politics and Society

Scholarships & funding

Scholarship options are available. For more information, please visit the website.

Tuition fees

Tuition fee: EUR 2,500 per semester


Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts

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University of Pécs

The University of Pécs opened its doors in 1367, making it the first and oldest institution of its kind in Hungary. With longer and shorter interruptions, UP has been shaping the young academic society for over six-and-a-half centuries, not just...

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Why study at University of Pécs

If you choose the University of Pécs, you will:

  • experience a high quality of education.
  • study at the oldest university in Hungary - founded in 1367 - having exceptionally wide-ranging experience and long-standing traditions in higher education.
  • be awarded a valuable EU degree.
  • choose from our professionally relevant and high quality programs for a tuition fee that represents great value for money.
  • study in a multicultural environment.
  • enjoy low living expenses.
  • experience vibrant student life day and night in this true University City, full of bars, restaurants and cafés.
  • study at one of the largest higher education institutions in Hungary together with 20,000 other students.
  • live in a uniquely beautiful place -Pécs was awarded the prestigious title “European Capital of Culture” in 2010.
  • walk among the historical buildings in the city of Pécs, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage.
  • study in a very safe and friendly city located in one of the safest countries in Europe.
  • get a Central European experience and discover further European countries easily during your studies at UP.

Contact info

University of Pécs

Vasvári Pál str. 4.
H-7622 Pécs

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