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Literature, Visual Culture and Film Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Engage in broadly interdisciplinary study of the relationship between Literature, Visual Culture and Film Studies at Tallinn University. Gain cutting-edge theoretical insights into intermedial aesthetics and into philosophy of literature, art and film. 


In this Literature, Visual Culture and Film Studies at Tallinn University students acquire various practical skills such as analytical and problem solving skills, writing and presentation skills that enhance their employment opportunities and prepare them for different career pathways.

Why study with us?

  • Interdisciplinary programme that is run in collaboration with the Estonian Academy of Art. The faculty is comprised of renowned experts in literature, art, film and visual culture. 
  • Ample opportunities for acquiring practical skills. The programme collaborates with major international literary, art and film festivals in Tallinn. In 2018, our students participated in the composition of the programme of the Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF). Read more here.
  • Seminar-led courses that foster an active debating and discussing environment. 
  • Individual approach to students that provides a supportive learning environment and offers the opportunity to follow personal research interests from an early stage of studies. 
  • International study groups with students from all over the world. The diverse cultural backgrounds of the students contribute to the spirit of comparative study of culture. 
  • Research-centred programme - possibility for further studies at PhD level. 
  • Open to students from all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. 
  • Students can apply for study fee reduction based on their study results.

Graduate career options

Graduates will be equipped to work in any area that requires excellent skills in critical thinking, visual analysis and writing. The prospected career options include research, education, cultural journalism, arts administration, cultural management, museum industry, publishing, cultural diplomacy. 

Further study opportunities

The graduates will be prepared to continue their studies at PhD level. We help our students to find relevant internship opportunities, so they can explore their interests and preferences even while studying.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Narratology and Film Analysis
  • Academic Writing in English
  • Word and Image in the Middle Ages/Renaissance
  • Seminar in Literature, Visual Culture and Film
  • Film Adaptation
  • Word and Image

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Applicants from Russia, Ukraine and Georgia:
    • Deadline for submitting your application: 1 June 
    • Deadline for sending your documents by post: 20 June 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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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    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

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent
  • Proof of English Proficiency
Entrance exams
  • Statement of research interests (1-2 pages) 
  • Writing sample (an excerpt from either the BA thesis or a paper, 10 pages)
  • Interview 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1660 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1660 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1660 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1660 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Tallinn

  • 598 - 950 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


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