|Study location||Estonia, Tartu|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||€4,000 per year
There are 5 tuition waivers available for top ranked applicants (regardless of citizenship) in 2021.
More information on tuition fees is available at www.ut.ee.
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||€50 one-time
Application fee is non-refundable.
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification (must be obtained by the end of July) – for country-specific document requirements please see www.ut.ee/country-specific.
Please be sure to check further information and our step-by-step application guide at www.flku.ut.ee/admission-folkloristics-and-applied-heritage-studies.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
All applicants must comply with our English language requirements. The only acceptable English tests and exempt categories are specified at www.ut.ee/requirements.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
The Motivation Letter is used to evaluate the applicant’s motivation to study in the programme “Folkloristics and Applied Heritage Studies”. We strongly advise you to familiarise yourself with the content and structure of the programme before writing the letter of motivation.
The letter (5000-6000 characters with spaces) must be written in English and address the following questions:
• Why are you applying to this Master’s programme?
You may attach up to five files illustrating your previous work discussed in the letter of motivation (fieldwork, crafts, exhibitions organised, etc.). The files are to be uploaded via DreamApply application system.
• reasoning in describing research interests and professional goals
Applicants who receive a positive evaluation result result (at least 51 points) for their motivation letter are invited to the second stage, admission interview.
The interview is designed to determine the applicant’s readiness for continuous learning, professional development, and aptitude to study in the Master’s Programme.
The applicant will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
The minimum positive score for the admission interview is 51 points.
The duration of the interview is 20 min and it is conducted in English via Skype. The interviews will be scheduled in cooperation with qualifying candidates after March 15 once the motivation letters have been evaluated.
For further information please see the programme’s application website.
The 2-year MA programme prepares specialists capable of analysing cultural heritage and using it responsibly as a social and economic resource. Students can specialise in two fields: folklore and heritage analysis or craft studies.
The programme provides students with knowledge, skills and attitudes to:
- unpack the process of heritage production and the workings of tradition in the context of cultural diversity and change;
- act as a mediator between different interest groups in the field of intangible cultural heritage;
- recognise and ethically apply cultural heritage as a resource in the public and non-governmental sectors, crafts, product design, tourism and various other areas of life.
Students take four core courses (30 ECTS), accompanied by MA seminars (12 ECTS), and choose to specialise either in the analysis of folklore and cultural heritage or in the study and application of the heritage of craft (15 ECTS).
Students collaborate with the faculty to tailor the content of the optional course module (18 ECTS) and of practical training (9 ECTS) towards their chosen career path.An MA thesis or a more practically oriented MA project (30 ECTS) completes the programme.
Specialists capable of analysing cultural heritage and using it responsibly as a social and economic resource.