|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||€830.00 per semester|
|Application fee||€80.00 one-time|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Master level (MA) applicants are required to have completed a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent. At least 60% of the possible maximum results is expected.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
It is required that you send verified copies of the entry qualification documents directly to the university by postal mail, according to the instructions given by the institution. Important! Never send original documents by post!
Academic Affairs Office
*Please take into account also the Country Specific Requirements on how to send the required documents.
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) academic: 5.5
More information about language proficiency requirements is available at www.tlu.ee/en/proof-english-proficiency
Language test can also be carried out at Tallinn University for EU/EEA citizens.
Students coming from Finland don’t have to prove their language proficiency if they have at least “cum laude approbatur” (pitkä oppimäärä) in their matriculation certificate.
More information about the assignments can be found on the website of the programme.
Students with long-term medical conditions*, may encounter obstacles in higher education. Aiming to provide equal education students have the opportunity to apply for adjustments to compensate for the disadvantage that their condition may result in. Lectures have the right to give reasonable adjustments, but not an obligation.
*Notarized proof in English should be submitted together with the application documents.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Please also see the country specific requirements: www.tlu.ee/en/country-specific-requirements
Social anthropologists research the human experience by observing and
participating in people’s daily lives. The Anthropology MA programme
enables you to specialise in Social Anthropology and learn more about
the human experience from a comparative perspective. The programme
provides a stimulating research environment where you can develop your
own research project through a range of fieldwork-based practices that
examines the relativity of world-views, the commonalities of social
practices, and relate them to a broader global context.
Our courses address issues like the cultures of capitalism,
globalisation and mobility, audiovisual ethnography, anthropology of
perception, and environmental anthropology. We develop these strands of
research through the detailed analysis of ethnographic texts,
anthropological films, and open ended discussions in a seminar setting.
We are constantly looking for ways to make new connections between
disciplines, vocabularies, and concepts that will allow us to render a
sophisticated understanding of the faculties of contemporary social
life. All MA students carry out their own anthropological study in close
collaboration with a supervisor and their peers.
The Anthropology programme at Tallinn University offers two MA pathways
conducted in English language. In one pathway, MA students produce a
40,000 word dissertation that is based on eight weeks of ethnographic
fieldwork. MA students can also opt to follow the Audiovisual
Ethnography Module, where they produce audiovisual materials as part of
their final projects. The next admission for this pathway will be opened
See the general course outline: www.tlu.ee/en/anthropology#course-outline
See the nominal distribution of courses over the two year period of studies (sample): www.tlu.ee/en/ht/studies/nominal-distribution-masters-studies#anthropology-2017