Human resource counselling MA

Human resource counselling MA

Curriculum from 2021


The aim of the programme is to train experts, who, in possession of their human, economic and developed interdisciplinary approach, are able to make detailed analyses, to find global and special correlations and to carry out advising and assessing activities in the world of organisations, work, employment and education. They apply their professional skills, support the macro-level processes of human resource management and education according to the different professional requirements of the given workplace. They are able to identify special professional problems and define practical solutions to them. They provide help for individuals to make career planning decisions. Their advising activity is determined by their knowledge of the HR market and organisational processes. They are prepared to continue their studies in a PhD programme.


The programme is two-folded: it integrates different but closely interconnected disciplines: psychology, economics/human resource management, educational studies and relies heavily on partners that offer a “real-life” insight into the profession. We train experts who, at the end of the programme, are able to make detailed analyses, find general and specific correlations in the world of organisations, work, employment and training, and who can carry out counselling and assessing activities incorporating their HR and economic studies applying their interdisciplinary attitude.


  • Duration of the programme: 2 years (4 semesters)
  • Credit number: 120 ECTS
  • Type: master, full-time
  • Language: English
  • Tuition fee: 1900 EUR/semester
  • Application and entrance exam fee: 120-120 EUR 
  • Degree: Certified Human Resources Counsellor
  • Accreditation number: FNYF/1392-3/2016


Applicants must hold a university Bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent college degree) in the fields listed below, or a university Master’s degree:

A) Full acknowledgement is given for the following degrees: 

  • Andragogy and Community Management BA degree, 
  • college degree in Cultural Management, Human Resource Management, Labour Counselling, Pedagogy, Psychology, Human Resources, Sociology, Political Sciences, Computational Librarian, Cultural Anthropology 
  • BA degrees of teacher education
  • Bachelor Degree in Psychology, Education, Special Education, Sociology

B) Conditionally accepted Bachelor’s degrees which will be considered in the first place: 
any Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme in case the applicant possesses 30 credits in the following fields: essential studies related to humanities: pedagogical, psychological, philosophical and ethical studies; adult education studies; communicational science related studies, communication development; information technology, library studies; essential studies related to social sciences: social studies, sociology, anthropology, political sciences; economic and legal studies. 
The condition of admittance is that the applicant should possess minimum 15 credits from these studies, the missing 15 can be obtained during the first semester of the applied programme.


If the applicant takes their final examination during the current semester, and their degree certificate (diploma) is not issued before the last application deadline, a certification is required, which verifies that the applicant will presumably receive a degree. In case of being accepted as a student, however, the applicant must present the diploma upon enrolment at the latest.

This programme is not available for Hungarian citizens.


The language of instruction for the entire programme is English, so a very good command of English is required during the oral entrance exam and throughout the whole programme. The language knowledge is assessed and evaluated during the interview.

The educational and outcome requirements are defined by the Ministry of Human Capacities (Regulation No. 18/2016. (VIII. 5.)). The details of the application and admission process are defined by the Organisational and Operational Regulation of ELTE


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