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MAEstonian Studies

Tuition fee €1,435 per semester
Application fee €100 one-time
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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.

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 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.

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.

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