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Folkloristics and Applied Heritage Studies

University of Tartu

24 months
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4000 EUR/year
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About

The 2-year MA Folkloristics and Applied Heritage Studies programme at University of Tartu  opened with the mission of training specialists, who are well versed in scholarly approaches to folk culture and cultural heritage, and competent to use this expertise creatively in academia and beyond. 

Overview

Heritage has emerged as a key category shaping the ways in which individuals, communities and regional as well as state-level actors relate to the past and imagine the future, while making and re-making themselves in the present. 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.

The Folkloristics and Applied Heritage Studies programme at University of Tartu  is affiliated with the UNESCO Chair on Applied Studies of Intangible Cultural Heritage, established as part of the Institute for Cultural Research. Only eight UNESCO Chairs dedicated to intangible cultural heritage have been established so far and the UNESCO Chair on Applied Studies of Intangible Cultural Heritage at the University of Tartu is one of them.

Career opportunities

Upon completing the programme, students have acquired valuable analytical, writing and communication skills as well as multifaceted practical experiences that they can apply in many areas in the public and non-governmental sectors as well as in business. This programme trains experts in folk culture who are knowledgeable about the functions and application opportunities of tangible and intangible cultural heritage and familiar with processes of cultural policy.

Graduates are capable of guiding the development of the field and acting as mediators between communities, officials, enterprises, memory institutions and other participants in the process of heritage production. 

Programme Structure

The curriculum consists of six modules:

  • Theoretical Conceptualizations of Folklore and Cultural Heritage 
  •  Methods for Data Collection and Analysis 
  • Project Design and Research Proposal 
  •  Developing Study and Writing Skills
  • Thesis Writing and Peer Feedback 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • English language proficiency
  • the score of the motivation letter (yields 50% of the final score)
  • the admission interview (yields 50% of the final score)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4000 EUR/year
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  • EU/EEA

    4000 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 4000 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Tartu

300 - 600 EUR /month
Living costs

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Funding

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