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Semiotics (MA)

Course Description

The 2-year Master’s programme in Semiotics provides interdisciplinary background and gives a theoretical base for application of semiotic ideas to a wide variety of disciplines and scientific study. The programme binds together the theory of semiotics and three core modules - cultural semiotics, biosemiotics and sociosemiotics.

The tradition of excellence in semiotic theory in Tartu was established by Juri Lotman in 1960s, the founder of semiotics of culture and the Tartu-Moscow Semiotic School, as well as the oldest journal of semiotics, Sign Systems Studies.

Visit the Semiotics (MA) page on the University of Tartu website for more details!

Student Profiles

Tuition-waiver scholarships - 20+ Awards

Tuition-waiver scholarships cover the tuition fee of an international master's programme at the University of Tartu.

Value of Scholarship(s)

6600 - 9000 EUR


You must be admitted to the University of Tartu. Eligibility criteria depends on the programme.

Application Procedure

All students who apply to a master's programme at the University of Tartu are automatically considered for the tuition-waiver scholarship.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, natural sciences or humanities; English language proficiency (one of the following is accepted: TOEFL iBT - 75; IELTS - 5.5; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - C; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English - B).

Last Updated

03 August 2017

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