Estonian Studies, Tallinn University


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The award

How long you will study
2 Years

Domestic course fees
EUR 830 per semester

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
EUR 830 per semester

All study options

About Estonian Studies at Tallinn University

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.

Estonian Studies study programme is suitable for you: 

  • if you have been learning the Estonian language and culture in one of the universities in the world that teach these subjects, you are interested in Estonian culture, history and society but your Estonian is not good enough to study in Estonian. Estonian Studies will help you to enhance your knowledge on Estonia and develop your language skills.
  • if your BA is in any other field but you are interested in Estonia and you wish to know how Estonian society functions, what is unique to the culture and wish to develop your Estonian language skills up to intermediate level.
  • 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.

During their studies the students must pass a compulsory module of Introduction to Estonian Studies which consists of courses like Estonian Regional Studies, Estonian Contemporary Culture, Language and Society, Estonian Politics and Society. 

The study programme provides opportunities for practical activities like Research Project in Speciality and Master Seminar; the Estonian language level will be enhanced.

Within the electives of Estonian Language, Culture, History and Society students will have a choice of courses: History and Memory, Contemporary Issues of Estonian Society, Estonian Literature, Translation of Fiction and others. During the whole two year study period the students will be able to enhance their Estonian language skills and the students specialising in translation of fiction have opportunities to develop relevant skills.

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

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

  • Motivation letter and statement of research interests (should be uploaded to online application system DreamApply in .pdf format)
  • Interview
  • Student candidates who wish to specialise on translating Estonian literature should also upload a two page sample of a translation (from Estonian into their native language and the Estonian original)

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