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MAEstonian and Finno-Ugric Languages

Tuition fee €4,000 per year

The tuition fee for fee-paying students is 4,000 euros per year. On the basis of the admission results 4 best applicants (regardless of citizenship) will be given tuition waivers.

Information about the rules and conditions for tuition-waiver scholarships as well as tuition fee payments is given at www.ut.ee/tuition.

NB! Applicants who are not citizens of EU/EEA/Switzerland must pre-pay half of the first semester’s tuition-fee after receiving an admission offer.

Application fee €100 one-time

Application fee is non-refundable.
Further information: www.ut.ee/application-fee

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Overview

Our 2-year master’s programme in Estonian and Finno-Ugric Languages (EFUL) is unique in combining in-depth language learning with comprehensive, English-based studies in linguistics. We offer specialisations in either Estonian or Finno-Ugric Languages. Whichever you choose, you will have access to shared modules on theoretical and methodological aspects of synchronic and diachronic linguistics, with an emphasis on active language learning, combining theory and practice. The programme also emphasises the development of digital skills and offers modules on computational linguistics and programming, in collaboration with the University of Tartu’s Centre for Digital Humanities and Information Society.

If you have an interest in Estonian or Finno-Ugric languages like Hungarian, Finnish or Komi, and you’re looking for a master’s programme in Language and Linguistics, this is the programme for you! You can begin the studies right away without having to first develop your language skills.

Why study Estonian and Finno-Ugric Languages?
• Study Estonian in Tartu, the best place in the world to study Estonian.
• The programme provides great opportunities for studying other Finno-Ugric languages like Finnish, Hungarian, Komi, etc.
• You can choose between two specialisations Estonian or Finno-Ugric Languages.
• The programme emphasises the development of digital skills and offers modules on computational linguistics and programming.
• After graduation, you can work in language teaching, translation, diplomacy, tourism, enterprise, international cooperation.

Programme structure

Please see the programme structure in our Study Information System

Career opportunities

Graduates of this programme will be highly trained for employment requiring language skills in Estonian or the other Finno-Ugric languages, both in Estonia and abroad. This includes jobs in language teaching, translation, diplomacy, tourism, enterprise, or international cooperation in multilingual environments. Students completing the programme will learn analytical and digital skills, and will have practice in communication and team-work. Graduates are well-placed for employment in cultural heritage fields and museums.

The programme affords opportunities to learn skills in big data processing and data analysis, which are transferrable to many jobs outside of traditional linguistics. Graduates will be qualified for jobs which require multiple language skills or facility with processing language data, depending on their coursework choices.

The MA programme also gives a solid foundation for continuing studies at the PhD level. Our courses give students a taste of serious linguistics research, helping them decide whether a research career is the path for them.

Apply now! Fall semester 2022/23
Application deadline
15 Mar 2022 23:59:59
Europe/Tallinn time
Studies commence
Aug 29, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2022/23
Application deadline
15 Mar 2022 23:59:59
Europe/Tallinn time
Studies commence
Aug 29, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States