|Study location||Estonia, Tallinn|
|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||€913 per semester|
|Application fee||€100 one-time|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Persons having a Bachelor’s degree, a diploma of professional higher education or a corresponding qualification may apply to Master’s degree programmes in Tallinn University.
At least 60% of the possible maximum results is expected.
Please see a list of required documents here: www.tlu.ee/en/masters
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
All required documents must be uploaded with the application by the application deadline. Please do not send your documents by post until you have personally been asked to do so. Please also read the country-specific requirements (www.tlu.ee/en/country-specific-requirements). There may be specific requirements for which documents need to be uploaded.
Once you have been asked to send your documents by post, please make sure that the copies of education documents have been officially certified (www.tlu.ee/certified-copies-and-translations-educational-documents).
The address for sending your documents is:
Please read about the application procedure here: www.tlu.ee/en/application-procedure
Only applicants who have completed their previous levels of education or their previous studies fully in English in the United States, Canada, the Commonwealth of Australia, New Zealand or the EU/EEA countries (attested proof from the previous educational institution required), will be exempted from submitting an international language test as a proof of their English proficiency.
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) academic: 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component). Copy of the IELTS Test Report Form is accepted as it will be verified online by Tallinn University.
B2 First (First Certificate in English): 162 (with a minimum of 162 in each component)
Candidates presenting Cambridge English tests should make their results available in the online system for Tallinn University to be verified.
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) internet based (TOEFL iBT® Test): 72 (with a minimum result of 18 in reading, 17 in listening, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing component). The test result has to be sent directly to Tallinn University, by the test centre. It is also possible to order the test results to be sent to Tallinn University online (Tallinn University Code number is: 0449).
PTE academic (Pearson test of English): 51 (with a minimum of 51 in each component). Test result has to be sent to Tallinn university through the secure PTE portal.
Tallinn University only accepts English language test scores which have been taken no more than 2 years before the beginning of studies.
Students graduated from International Baccalaureate studies with ENGLISH B Level HL at least grade 6 or ENGLISH A Level with at least grade 5 do not have to prove their English proficiency for B2 level.
NB! Students coming from Finland do not have to prove their language proficiency for B2 level if they have at least “cum laude approbatur” (pitkä oppimäärä) in their matriculation certificate.
Students coming from Latvia do not have to prove their language proficiency for B2 level if they have at least grade “A” or “B” in their General Secondary Education Certificate.
More information is available here: www.tlu.ee/en/proof-english-proficiency
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. Applicants applying for adjustments to be made during the admission exams due to their physical or psycho-social special need must submit a copy of medical proof of this special need.
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.
Find out more about the Audiovisual Ethnography pathway: www.tlu.ee/en/School-of-Humanities/About-us/Study-Areas/Study-Area:-Cultural-Theory/Anthropology/Audiovisual-Ethnography-Pathway
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-2019
See what our graduates say: www.tlu.ee/en/anthropology#notable-alumni