Hungarian Language for Academic Research in Social Sciences and Humanities 1A CEES4030

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course provides Honours students with an introduction to Hungarian Language, placing an equal emphasis on reading, writing and speaking skills. It can be taken as part of the MA Honours Social Science Programme


Two classes of two hours per week.

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory entry requirements

Entry to CEES Honours normally requires the following:

(a) 40 credits at a grade point average of 15 (Grade B) or above over CEES 1A and CEES 1B (40 credits) as a first attempt

(b) 40 credits at a grade point average of 12 (Grade C) over CEES 2A and CEES 2B (40 credits) as a first attempt OR

(c) 60 credits at a grade point average of 15 (Grade B) or above in CEES Level 3 if the above set of requirements are not attained; and

(d) meet any further requirements set out in the degree's supplementary regulations; and

(e) meet any additional requirements set by the College of Social Sciences

Excluded Courses





The summative assessment takes the form of a 90-minute in-class examination (50%) and a short oral examination (25%), both in December, as well as a take-home assignment to be submitted in Week 11 (25%).

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 basic knowledge of the Hungarian language. The four skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading will be practised, and by the end of the course students should have enough active knowledge to get by in very basic situations in a Hungarian-speaking environment. Passive knowledge will be at a higher level to begin to prepare students for research in the language. The course will draw on appropriate media texts to practise comprehension and translation skills. These will be useful within the wider academic programme of the student including future Honours research.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ engage in basic communicative situations in the Hungarian language

■ express themselves in writing in basic situations

■ read and understand basic media texts

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.