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.
- 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.
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:
- Cultural Resource Management (CRM)
- Historic Preservation
- Museum/Curation/Project Design
- Community Development
- Advocacy (Human Rights/Social Justice)
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- General Debates in Anthropological Theory
- Ethnographic Readings
- Methods of Ethnographic Fieldwork and Project Planning
- The Political Economy of Culture
- Fieldwork Practise
- Academic Writing in English
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Non-EU/EEA applicants (except applicants from the United Kingdom, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia and Kazakhstan):15 March
- EU/EEA citizens and applicants from the United Kingdom, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia and Kazakhstan:1 June
DisciplinesAnthropology Ethnic Studies History
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Completed Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent
- Proof of English Proficiency
- 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.
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International4800 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4800 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA4800 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4800 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Tallinn
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.