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BALiberal Arts in Humanities

Tuition fee €1,650 per semester
Application fee €100 one-time
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The term Liberal Arts denotes a study programme that provides wide knowledge in the humanities and develops intellectual abilities and critical thinking. The student is not limited to only one field, but has a choice of various humanities disciplines. They are free to combine these disciplines into a tailor-made interdisciplinary curriculum according to their personal goals and interests.

Tallinn University School of Humanities has highly qualified teaching staff with expertise in such disciplines as history, literature, philosophy, and modern languages. A liberal arts student
can combine these with competences from anthropology, Asian studies, English studies, Estonian studies, Russian studies, literary and cultural studies, and comparative cultural analysis.

During the 3-year programme, a BA student is expected to participate in a number of compulsory and elective courses. The studies are organised so that the Liberal Arts student will be studying closely together with other Tallinn University students, including Erasmus students from different countries. This should promote excellent opportunities for the exchange of ideas.

Moreover, studies are done entirely in English, which helps practice and improve one’s command of English (from level B2 up) and get insights into a wide range of cultures, by studying in an international environment.

There are courses that help to deepen the understanding of the Humanities, and students will have to engage in practical activities and project work. Classroom work is enhanced with study trips. Students can also improve their language skills (English and other foreign languages, levels A1-C2) and acquire at least a modest level of Estonian language. From the second year of studies, students choose two modules to specialise in out of the following: Anthropology; Asian Studies; Cultural Studies of English-Speaking Countries; Comparative Cultural Analysis; Estonian Studies; History; Russian Language and Culture.

In addition to two modules of specialisation, you are free to choose general subjects and electives according to your interests and ambitions.

Programme structure

See the general course outline:

See the nominal distribution of courses over the two year period of studies (sample):

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
Application start
Jan 6, 2020
Application deadline
Mar 15, 2020 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time
Studies commence
Aug 24, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States