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Social anthropologists research the human experience by observing and participating in people’s daily lives. The Anthropology programme at Tallinn University enables you to specialise in Social Anthropology and learn more about the human experience from a comparative perspective. 

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Overview

The Anthropology programme at  Tallinn University provides a stimulating research environment where you can develop your own research project through a range of fieldwork-based practises that examines the relativity of world-views, the commonalities of social practices, and relate them to a broader global context.

The MA normally takes 2 years.

  • During the first year, the MA student is expected to actively participate in seminars, attend the School’s courses and contribute to university events. Throughout the first 2 semesters, the candidate attends numerous courses and seminars with the goal of fine-tuning the theme that will be developed in the MA dissertation.
  • At the end of the 2nd semester, MA researchers are required to submit a research proposal to the curriculum staff. This proposal should state the research question, its relevance to the discipline, the methodology addressing it, and any ethical issues foreseen in carrying out the project. The proposal is discussed with a member of staff, other than the candidate’s supervisor, so that the researcher can receive independent feedback.
  • After the successful submission of the proposal, MA researchers embark on the fieldwork aspect of their projects. The suitable amount of time for this is an issue that is agreed upon with the supervisor(s). After fieldwork, one academic year is allotted to writing up. Attendance and participation in seminars at this stage are crucial.

Career 

A common concern voiced by students is whether or not they will be able to find a career with an anthropology degree. 

Often graduates looking for work, state that employers are not very knowledgeable about anthropology and it is left up to them to inform employers of their subject, and the skills they've learned gained. 

Although an undergraduate degree in anthropology doesn't lead to a specific job per se, it gives students a broad knowledge of the world, and an array of skills that are increasingly sought after by local and international organisations.

This section looks at why anthropology is unique amongst the human sciences, the skill set students acquire with their degree, and the variety of careers students can explore after university. 

Anthropologists make valuable contributions in the following fields:

  • Education/Outreach
  • Archaeology
  • Cultural Resource Management (CRM)
  • Historic Preservation
  • Museum/Curation/Project Design
  • Community Development
  • Advocacy (Human Rights/Social Justice)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Debates in Anthropological Theory
  • Political Economy of Culture
  • Anthropology of Experience
  • Ethnographic Readings
  • Methods of Ethnographic Fieldwork and Project Planning
  • Soundscape: Perception & Design
  • Key Concepts in Literary and Cultural Analysis
  • Multiculturalism in a Global Perspective

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applicants from Russia, Ukraine and Georgia:

  • Deadline for submitting your application: 1 June 
  • Deadline for sending your documents by post: 30 June 

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
5.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
72 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
51 (required)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Entrance exams

  • Statement of research interests and/or outline of research project (should be uploaded to online application system DreamApply in pdf format)
  • Essay based on assigned literature. The essay is to be written on-site (90 minutes, appr. 5 pages). International Applicants can submit their essays online, following a pre-arranged agreement. The applicants will be required to read two articles relating to one of the five topics listed: Fieldwork, Anthropology of Religion, Political Anthropology, Sensorial Anthropology and Visual Anthropology. Please read more about the essay below.
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1826 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 913 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1826 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 913 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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