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We offer the following five Master's programmes by Research in English, all leading to the Master of Science degree conferred by our British partner, The University of Buckingham:

  • MSc in Development Economics
  • ​MA in International Affairs and Diplomacy
  • MSc in Brand Management
  • MSc in Financial Consulting
  • MA in Art History
Duration of study period

 1 year

Starting date continuous,  from 1 February 2017
Tuition fee per year € 9,400
One-off registration fee for non-EU citizens € 900
Degree awarded by The University of Buckingham
Campus Budapest*
Admission criteria First or second class degree
Language of tuition English

*Students have to consult with their supervisors on the campus 12 times per year. At the end of the programme the viva voce examination is also held on the Budapest campus.

Entry requirements

  • first or second class, upper division degree or significant work experience. A Master’s degree is preferred. Please email your detailed research plan and one academic referee’s report soon after your online application to info@ibs-b.hu

  • sufficient English skills and academic knowledge that the IBS Research Officer checks with an Orientation Interview via Skype. The interview is followed by the IBS English language test (you can be exempt from the test with a sufficient score of IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge or Pearson),

  • If student is accepted by the Research Programmes Council, student will proceed with payment transfer of the first year’s fee and start the visa application if required.

Selection process

Candidates apply online, sending in their supporting documents, and will be assessed on this basis by the Programme Director.

Quality teaching

We offer high quality, traditional Oxbridge-style teaching, which leads to our degrees being recognised around the world. The standards of degrees and awards are safeguarded by distinguished external examiners – senior academic staff from other universities in the UK – who approve and moderate assessed work.

Teaching methods

The Master's programmes by Research do not offer systematic instruction; instead, the emphasis is on independent research and one-to-one supervision.

During the programme there is a close working relationship between student and supervisor. While the final thesis must be an independent work, it is the supervisor who offers advice on refining the topic (if necessary), on primary sources, on secondary reading, on research techniques and on writing the final text (which should be not more than 40,000 words). The supervisor shall always be the student’s primary contact for academic advice and support.

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