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MAEstonian Studies

Tuition fee €1,900 per semester
Application fee €100 one-time
More information

tlu.ee/en/estonian-studies 

Overview

Estonia today is a thriving democracy. In just over a generation, it has revived a rich, ancient culture while also inventing the future through its vibrant tech sector and the development of e-Estonia. If you want to understand how this Nordic nation fought for freedom, survived occupation, and peacefully restored independence, come study at Tallinn University. You can experience Estonia’s diverse artistic scene, study the unique and beautiful Estonian language, learn about traditional arts and crafts, and explore pristine forests and lakes. Our students come from all over the world and all walks of life, forming a cohort eager to learn what makes Estonia such a unique place to live and study. Come join us!

Programme structure

Lectures will be held usually from Thursday to Saturday.

During their studies the students must pass a compulsory module of Introduction to Estonian Studies which consists of courses like Introduction to Estonian Studies, 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, Nationalism and Transnational History, Contemporary Issues of Estonian Society, Global Educational Change, 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.

See the general course outline here.

Find out how your courses are distributed over your four semesters with us here

Career opportunities

Our graduates will have a balanced knowledge on Estonian language, culture, history and society and have acquired Estonian language at least at B1 level. Such knowledge provides pre-requisites for working in one’s home country or in Estonia in the fields of cultural, economic or business relations, as a diplomat, export culture or engage in any type of creative industry. Our graduates will have necessary skills to start translating Estonian literature into foreign languages.
Our graduates will be able to continue their studies at PhD level either in Estonia or abroad.

See what some of our graduates say here.

Apply now! Fall semester 2024/25
Application period has ended
Apply now! Fall semester 2024/25
Application deadline
1 Jul 2024, 15:00:00
Eastern European Time

Applications are only accepted from non-EU/EEA citizens who have a valid Estonian TRP and whose previous studies were completed in Estonia/ EU/EEA citizens who have a valid Estonian ID-card and whose previous studies were completed in Estonia.

Apply now! Fall semester 2024/25
Application period has ended
Apply now! Fall semester 2024/25
Application deadline
1 Jul 2024, 15:00:00
Eastern European Time

Applications are only accepted from non-EU/EEA citizens who have a valid Estonian TRP and whose previous studies were completed in Estonia/ EU/EEA citizens who have a valid Estonian ID-card and whose previous studies were completed in Estonia.