The EU-Russia Studies MA-programme (EURUS) is a unique multidisciplinary programme combining different disciplines such as political science, (comparative politics, international relations) economics, law, history and cultural studies.
After gaining your MA degree from this programme, both public and private sector job offers are open for graduates. Expertise in both EU policy making and Russian politics, combined with in depth historical analysis, supports the graduates in their career development and excellent future prospects.
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.
Estonian Studies is a unique MA programme, teaching Estonian language, culture, history, societal and political topics using English.
Estonian Studies enables not only to get a broad-based and interdisciplinary postgraduate degree but enhance the ability to see both the uniqueness and specifics of Estonia, and place Estonia in a global context. Estonian Studies is in many respects the calling card of Estonia and is aimed at everybody who is interested in various aspects of Estonia and wish to acquire a related academic education.
Our main target group are people who are interested in the Estonian language, culture, history and society but who do not have Estonian as their first language.
Our study programme is suitable for you:
if you are interested in Estonian literature, you have some knowledge of Estonian language and you wish to translate Estonian literature into your native language in the future.
Estonian Studies provides knowledge of Estonian language, culture, society, politics and history, as well as opportunities to learn the Estonian language and enhance skills of translating literature. Nowhere in the world can one get better quality knowledge on these topics than in Estonia, taught by the most distinguished scholars in their field.
The MA programme suits not only those who have only passing knowledge of Estonia but also those who have more detailed prior knowledge and wish to enhance their knowledge and skills. All our students will be able to develop their Estonian language skills. Estonian B1 is the minimum requirement for graduation, although the people admitted with higher language level will be able to enhance their skills even further. The learning outcomes of the programme guarantee that by the time of graduation the students have received necessary academic competences in Estonian language, culture, history and society.
Read more about the programme in our blog here.
The Estonian Studies programme is housed within the School of Humanities and utilises all the facilities made available by Tallinn University. The university campus houses a study library, the main university library situated within easy reach in the city centre. The National Library of Estonia is also in the city centre.
Before applying to the programme, one can learn more about Tallinn University while participating in Tallinn Summer School. It is a 3-week programme running in July, combining a wide range of courses with a rich, diverse cultural programme and attracting participants from all over the world. More information here.
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Students also acquire various practical skills such as analytical and problem solving skills, writing and presentation skills that enhance their employment opportunities and prepare them for different career pathways.
We are looking for students whose interests are not limited to one of the traditional discipline in the humanities, but who are interested in exploring the relationship between words, still and moving images both historically as well as in contemporary culture.