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Folkloristics and Applied Heritage Studies

University of Tartu

M.A. On Campus
24 months
Duration
4000 EUR/year
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About

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.

Overview

As more states worldwide join the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, the need grows for specialists capable of analysing cultural heritage and using it responsibly as a social and economic resource. Of vital importance for developing such competencies are folkloristic theories of tradition, performance and expressive culture. 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 can specialise in either folklore and heritage analysis or craft studies.

Why the University of Tartu?

  • There is a growing need for cultural heritage and policy specialists as more states worldwide join the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. 
  • UT hosts UNESCO Chair on Applied Studies of Intangible Cultural Heritage, one of the eight chairs in the world.
  • One of the few master's programmes in the world to offer a specialisation in the study and application of the heritage of crafts
  • International meetings, autumn and winder schools, guest lectures, internships, exhibitions, cooperation with memory institutions and enterprises allow you to gain practical experience. You will get individual mentoring to develop your academic and professional career'.
  • After graduation, you can work as a mediator between communities, officials, enterprises, memory institutions, plan and carry out research and business projects related to cultural heritage. 

Accreditation

https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/Riigikogu/act/503062019003/consolide?fbclid=IwAR22m0s2W1wkYBKNI3vmDGiczo8up2EFkk6zmgTV7jVEDmQ7gY44gDjGeKc

Programme Structure

The curriculum consists of six modules:

  • General course module (36 ECTS)
  • Specialisation module (15 ECTS): either Folklore and Heritage Analysis or Craft Studies
  • Practice module (15 ECTS)
  • Elective courses (18 ECTS) - fixed list of courses
  • Optional courses (6 ECTS) - all courses available at the University of Tartu or at any other university
  • MA thesis or MA project (30 ECTS or 15 + 15 ECTS)

Lecturers

Research fellow Kristel Kivari, Programme Coordinator. 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

General requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

Tuition-waivers are available.

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