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About

The European Languages and Cultures master's programme at the University of Tartu trains students to be cultural mediators (translators, administrators, editors, etc.) by providing knowledge and skills in a modern or classical language and culture. You can specialise in either English, French, German, Scandinavian or Spanish language and literature or Russian and Slavic philology.

Overview

*This programme profile is financed by Dora Plus Action 4: Marketing of study and employment opportunities in Estonia (European Regional Development Fund).

The European Languages and Cultures master's programme trains students to be cultural mediators (translators, administrators, editors, etc.) by providing knowledge and skills in a modern or classical language and culture. You can choose one of the following specialities:

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

Classes in the speciality module are taught in the respective language (except for Classical philology, which is taught in Estonian). 

Why study European Languages and Cultures at the University of Tartu?

  • The University of Tartu belongs to the top 1.2% of the world's universities (300th position in the QS World University Rankings 2022).
  • The University of Tartu is ranked in the top 250 universities in linguistics and English language and literature.
  • Combine elective courses and practical training to build your career. For example, you can pick an elective module in translation studies, do your practical training in language editing and proofreading, or study international relations and do an internship in an international organisation.
  • Using your proficiency in foreign languages and cultural competence, you can work as a specialist in state institutions, universities, companies, museums and publishing houses.

Career opportunities

The graduates will be competitive candidates for 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 cultural exchange organisations in Estonia and abroad.

Accreditation

University of Tartu Institutional Accreditation 2015-2022: The Quality Assessment Council for Higher Education of the Estonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education decided to accredit the University of Tartu for seven years.

The next accreditation will be conducted in 2022.

Programme Structure

The curriculum consists of 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 literature, 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

Audience

We welcome all students regardless of their previous educational background.

Lecturers

The programme director is Raili Marling, Professor of English at the University of Tartu.

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 qualification (the degree must be obtained by the end of July)
  • English language proficiency
  • Proficiency in the respective language of the chosen speciality (will be assessed during entrance exams)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

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

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.

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