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The award
MA

How long you will study
2 Years

Domestic course fees
EUR 830 per semester

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 830 per semester

All study options

About Anthropology at Tallinn University

The content of the Anthropology programme is focused on developing an understanding of what does it mean to be a human in the world, from a comparative perspective. Our courses and projects examine issues pertaining to the relativity of world-views as well as specific cultural practices and place them in a global context. This is primarily carried out through analysing ethnographic texts and anthropological films in a seminar setting.

Many of the courses address issues like capitalism, globalisation, anthropological cinema, anthropology of perception, amongst others. All students carry out their own anthropological study in close collaboration with a supervisor.

The Anthropology Programme at Tallinn University offers an MA degree conducted in English. The Audiovisual Ethnography Module allows researchers to produce audiovisual materials as part of their final projects. Researchers interested in pursuing doctoral studies in Anthropology at TLU can do so within the Studies of Cultures programme.

The Anthropology course would be of interest to students that wish to learn more about cultural diversity in a global context. We are also looking for students that are motivated to base their project on participant observation. The knowledge that is produced by our dissertations arises from an empathetic immersion in the social context being studied.

Our approach is inspired by a variety of disciplinary and epistemological approaches. While most of our members of staff come from an Anglo/French tradition in Social Anthropology, the environment at the School of Humanities fosters a transdisciplinary approach which includes Cultural Geography, Philosophy, Semiotics, and Literature Studies.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 830 per semesterInternational course feesEUR 830 per semester

Notes about fees for this course

Cost: 830€ per semester (studying with full study load). Some scholarships of reduced study fee offered. Scholarships can be applied for after admittance.

Entry requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent
  • Proof of English Proficiency
    Please see the complete overview of admission and application requirements for Master's level applicants.

Entrance exams

  • Statement of research interests and/or outline of research project (should be uploaded to online application system DreamApply in pdf format)
  • Essay based on assigned literature. The essay is to be written on-site (90 minutes, appr. 5 pages). International Applicants can submit their essays online, following a pre-arranged agreement.
    The applicants will be required to read two articles relating to one of the five topics listed: Fieldwork, Anthropology of Religion, Political Anthropology, Sensorial Anthropology and Visual Anthropology. Please read more about the essay below.
  • Interview

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