Eötvös Loránd University

School of English and American Studies

Department of English Applied Linguistics

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NB Please double-check the university deadlines with the registrar's office academic calendar HU or EN as they my change.

BA and MA internal proposal submission deadline for DEAL / 2024 Spring:

4 March, 16:00

via e-mail to

Dr. Tamás Eitler: eitler(dot)tamas(at)btk(dot)elte(dot)hu/BA proposals
Dr. Katalin Brózik-Piniel: brozik-piniel(dot)katalin(at)btk(dot)elte(dot)hu/MA proposals

Expected registrar's office deadline for BA and MA title electronic submissions:

15 March (16:00)

Expected deadline for handing in BA and MA theses (except for teaching MAs):

1-15 April (20:00)

Please double check all not internal deadlines.


Information for OTAK thesis writers at DEAL


What you cannot find here is at http://seaswiki.elte.hu/

For information on submission deadlines ask the Tanulmányi Hivatal staff or find the "Hasznos tudnivalók - fontos határidők" link on this page. Check the information frequently because it may change.



• Requirements for BA thesis writers at DEAL

BA graduation information given on the SEAS homepage

PDF Information for BA thesis writers
PDF BA Thesis topics offered by DEAL (to be updated in 2024 spring)
PDF Sample BA proposal (N.B. draft only, not a model)

BA final examination

APA ORG Final Exam requirements, ELTE Humanities faculty

APA ORG Formal requirements for theses, ELTE, SEAS


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• Requirements for MA in English Thesis writers at DEAL

Support for thesis writers at DEAL:

Our Research Seminar in English Applied Linguistics, a compulsory course for students in the AL_MA track in the second semester, is designed to help students in planning and conducting their research for the MA thesis. 


SEAS policy: Please read the general requirements of SEAS (Open). Focus especially on the “Citation and plagiarism” and “Certificate of research” subsections. Definition of plagiarism:


"Plagiarism is the copying or paraphrasing of other people's work or ideas  into your own work without full acknowledgement" (University of Oxford,  2006), and as such, it includes the following: (a) "Verbatim quotation of  other people's work without clear acknowledgement"; (b) "paraphrasing the  work of others by altering a few words and changing their order"; (c)  "cutting and pasting from the Internet"; (d) collusion, that is,  "unauthorised collaboration between students"; (e) "inaccurate citation";  (f) "failure to acknowledge"; (g) "professional agencies"; and (h)  autoplagiarism, that is, "submit[ting] work for assessment which you have  already submitted (partially or in full) to fulfil the requirements of  another degree course or examination" (ibid.)."

Definition adapted from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/epsc/plagiarism/
Please refer to the above link for more details.

PDF Information for MA thesis writers at DEAL
Sample MA proposal (N.B. draft only, not a model)
PDF MA Final Examination in Applied Linguistics: Content & Procedures

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• Information for OTAK thesis writers at DEAL

Thesis information for students in the Unified Teacher Training Program (OSZTATLAN TANÁRKÉPZÉS): OTAK

PDF OTAK thesis proposal submission guidelines at DEAL

PDF OTAK thesis topics offered by DEAL

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• APA documentation style

PDF Brief APA citation guidelines » Link

Additional APA materials

1. Resources for a seminar/thesis paper

PDF Use this to create a template for your paper » Link / Alternative link
PDF Annotated sample student paper » Link / Alternative link
Word icon Sample student paper without annotations » Link / Alternative link
PDF Concise student paper checklist » Link / Alternative link

For in-depth study

APA ORG Detailed APA tutorial: APA 7 basics » Link
Video APA webinar (NB online recording with a glitch) » Link
PDF APA webinar handout » Link / Alternative link
APA ORG Guide on paper format » Link

2. Tables and figures

APA ORG Guide to tables and figures » Link
APA ORG Sample tables » Link
APA ORG Sample figures » Link

3. In-text citation

PDF In-text citation checklist » Link / Alternative link

4. References section

PDF Brief guide to some frequently used reference entries » Link / Alternative link
PDF Reference examples » Link / Alternative link

APA ORG Free online APA 7 reference entry Generator » Link

5. Language work

PDF Discussion phrases » Link / Alternative link
APA ORG Additional language help » Link

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• The Outstanding BA/MA thesis award at DEAL

Every summer SEAS selects eight theses submitted in that academic year, which are deemed
worthy of special attentin. The authors of these theses are distinguished by the Outstanding
Thesis Award. One award goes to a thesis writer at DEAL. The thesis is selected on the basis
of the referees' recommendation and the decision of the referees' conference.

Congratulations to the award winners and their supervisors.

See the theses here.

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