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Study Trip: Budapest

This visit will focus on Budapest as the thriving fin-de-siècle metropolis, rivalling Vienna and Paris. The city’s early history was far from straightforward. Once the capital of the medieval Hungarian Kingdom, the town was incorporated into the Ottoman Empire, and later the Habsburg Empire. A real impetus for the city’s immense growth came with the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867, which meant virtual self-rule for Hungary. We will study the landmarks of the city’s rapid development into the modern capital: the Parliament building on the Danube river, Parisian-like avenues, the enormous museum complex of the 1896 Millennial Exhibition, with the Vajdahunyad Castle and Museum of Fine Arts, the first electrified underground in Europe (1896), thermal baths in Hotel Gellért, and the city’s famous cafés. Special attention will be paid to the Hungarian avant-garde including works by Lajos Kassák, László Moholy-Nagy, Brassai and Ődon Lechner.

15 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

    Visa requirements

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    • Courses of more than six months' duration.
    • Courses of less than six months' duration.
    • Pre-sessional English language courses.

    International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our full-time courses (with the exception of modular enrolment certificates of higher education and graduate certificates), as these qualify for Tier 4 sponsorship. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck's part-time courses (with the exception of some modules).

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  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You enrol directly onto the classes you would like to take, using the Enrol Now link below. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then enrol onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.

First class: Sat 25-Apr-20 12pm-4pm

Class location Central London
Class code ARVC249H4AAA