• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The European Languages and Cultures MA programme covers 7 areas of speciality (students focus on one):

  • English language and literature
  • French language and literature
  • Spanish language and literature
  • Russian and Slavic philology
  • German language and literature
  • Scandinavian languages and literature
  • Classical philology

Graduates will be ready to continue their studies in PhD programmes in all languages of specialisation or will be able to enter careers in professions that require excellent proficiency in foreign languages and cultural competence in state institutions, universities and research institutions, IT companies, museums, publishing houses and cultural exchange organisations.

Programme Structure

The curriculum contains 6 modules:

  • Speciality module (English language and literature, French language and literature, Spanish language and literature, Russian and Slavic philology, German language and literature, Scandinavian languages and literatures, Classical philology) (39 ECTS)
  • Graduate school module (students choose between the linguistics and translation studies graduate school and history, literature and cultural research graduate school) (15 ECTS)
  • Electives module (12 ECTS)
  • Optional courses module (6 ECTS)
  • Practical training module (6 ECTS)
  • MA thesis (42 ECTS) or MA project (42 ECTS) module
  • Students are recommended to spend one semester (and complete 15 ECTS worth of coursework) in a university in the country where the language of the speciality is spoken as the first language.

    Detailed Programme Facts

    English Language Requirements

    • Minimum required score:

      5.5

      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    • Minimum required score:

      75

      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    • Minimum required score:

      573

      The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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    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.
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    Living costs for Tartu

    • 300 - 600 EUR/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Funding

    Tuition waivers are available for the best candidates.

    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

    European Languages and Cultures
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