Hungarian Language for Academic Research in Social Sciences and Humanities 2 CEES4027

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Credits: 40
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This is an Honours course taught by Central and East European Studies. It will provide students with intermediate level of Hungarian Language skills. It can be taken as part of the MA Honours Social Science Programme.


2x2 hour seminars weekly in both semesters.

This course may not be running this year. For further information please check the CEES Moodle page or contact the subject directly.

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory - General Honours entry requirements

Grade D or better in Hungarian Language for Academic Research for Social Science and Humanities 1A & 1B or equivalent level.


Recommended - Grade C in Central and East European Studies or cognate social science or humanities Level 2

Excluded Courses



The summative assessment takes the form of a 90-minute language examination (25%) and an oral examination (25%) in the Spring Diet; one take-home translation to be submitted in week 11 in each semester (2 x 10%); and a 3000-word project, written in English but using Hungarian language sources, to be submitted in week 11, Semester 2 (30%).

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to provide students with a sound intermediate knowledge of the Hungarian language. A variety of text and audio resources in the Hungarian language will be used to further students' reading, speaking, writing and listening skills, and they will be able to speak with confidence in day-to-day situations in a Hungarian-speaking environment. The course will draw on appropriate academic, media and literary texts to practise comprehension and translation skills, and students will have access to a range of learning resources for the purpose of further study of the Hungarian language.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this programme students will be able to:

■ engage in a critical analysis of different forms of key texts (academic, media and literary) and material relating to current affairs

■ make themselves understood in complex everyday communicative situations in the Hungarian language

■ translate and understand unseen texts from Hungarian

■ engage in a piece of independent research and present the findings of this and knowledge acquired during the course in the form of coherent written and verbal expression

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits