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PhDStudies of Cultures

Tuition fee FREE
Application fee €80 one-time
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The study programme is aimed at all people who are interested in

  • Cultural Theory,
  • Estonian Literature and Culture,
  • English Literature and Culture,
  • German Literature and Culture, Romance Studies,
  • Russian Literature and Culture,
  • Middle Eastern and Asian Literatures and Cultures,
  • Cultural Geography,
  • Philosophy,
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology.

We are looking for PhD students who wish to pursue academic research in the areas mentioned above and be supervised by our experts in these fields.

We encourage our PhD students to approach their research topics from an interdisciplinary angle and combine comparative literature, theoretical and practical approaches to the mechanisms of culture and other methodological and research approaches. During their studies the students achieve an in-depth knowledge of contemporary approaches in the humanities and in cultural theory.

NB! In 2018 there will be two PhD students admitted to conduct research specifically in intellectual history/cultural history/political philosophy. For further details please consult this link:

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Apply now! Fall semester 2019/20
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 1, 2019
Apply now! Spring semester 2019/20
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Jan 27, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States