Masters Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences in Estonia

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Humanities and Social Sciences

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Humanities and social sciences is the perfect area of study for students who are looking to learn a huge variety of skills which might prepare them for unparalleled freedom when it comes to choosing which industry they’d like to work in.

Estonia is a democratic parliamentary republic divided into fifteen counties, with its capital and largest city being Tallinn. Estonia has 12 public and 8 private universities. The oldest university in the country is the University of Tartu, established in 1632.

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Master in International Law and Human Rights

University of Tartu
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Estonia Tartu

The programme provides comprehensive knowledge of the principles, regulations, subjects and practice of international law and human rights. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Estonia 2017. International Law and Human Rights is a 2-year master's programme providing comprehensive knowledge of the principles, regulations, subjects and practice in the field of international law and human rights. Why study international law and human rights? Students obtain comprehensive knowledge in the field of international law and human rights. The programme aims to provide a good comparative perspective on the issues of international law and human rights, relying on our historical experience and geographical position — Estonia is located where the “West” and the “East” meet. Practice is a compulsory component of the programme. The School of Law is one of the oldest faculties of the University of Tartu, where lawyers have been educated since the university was founded in 1632. Our alumni form 87% of the attorneys-at-law, 95% of the prosecutors and nearly all of the judges in Estonia. Also Estonia’s previous and current judges at the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union obtained their degrees at the University of Tartu. Studies take place in the capital, Tallinn, where various international organisations and relevant state institutions are located. Students can take part in Martens Summer School on International Law. The summers school addresses current developments and challenges in international law and human rights, and involves internationally renowned speakers, e.g. Bruno Simma, Christian Tomuschat, Angelika Nussberger, Alexander Trunk. Ranked in the top 2% of the best universities in the world, the University of Tartu is a prestigious public research university located in Tartu, Estonia, with campuses in all major cities of Estonia. 13 000 students are enrolled at the University of Tartu, incl. 1300 international students. [-]

Master in International Relations and Regional Studies

University of Tartu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tartu

The MA programme combines comprehensive study of international relations as an academic discipline and political practice with in-depth understanding of one or several key regions of the world. [+]

The MA programme of International Relations and Regional Studies combines comprehensive study of international relations as an academic discipline and political practice with in-depth understanding of one or several key regions of the world, including the European Union, Russia and Eurasia, and the Baltic Sea region. Why study international relations at the University of Tartu? The University of Tartu belongs to the TOP 2% of the world's best universities (QS and THE rankings) The research and teaching in the field of IR at UT is internationally visible and recognized placing us among the top IR schools in Eastern and Central Europe. Extensive international collaboration with universities in the U.S. (George Mason University, George Washington University), various universities in Europe, partner institutions in Russia (Higher School of Economics, MGIMO and others), and major international academic networks (e.g. PONARS-Eurasia, EISA, CEEISA). Interesting geographical location: Estonia is one of the smallest EU member states which is situated at the centre of the Baltic Sea Region and on Russia’s doorstep. Since 1989, Estonia has been in the centre of democratic, economic and geopolitical change in Eastern Europe. Advanced study facilities, excellent libraries, well-equipped computer labs and modern residence halls. Interactive and innovative teaching and learning methods are widely used. A wide variety of opportunities to study abroad, incl. Erasmus+ agreements and ISEP. Studying in Tartu is both attractive and affordable – high-quality education at a low cost in a country that is simultaneously both ancient and very modern, close to nature and technologically advanced, proud of its unique culture and traditions and open to the world. The programme is suitable for all those who plan a career with an international focus, be it in diplomacy, public service, private sector or with non-governmental organizations. [-]

Master in Philosophy

University of Tartu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tartu

MA in Philosophy gives a systematic overview of the field of philosophy, theoretical developments, concepts and methods of philosophical research. [+]

Philosophy is a unique 2-year master’s programme that aims to provide students with skills and knowledge of the research methods of contemporary philosophy. Students can choose from four specialisations: history of philosophy, practical philosophy, philosophy of science and theoretical philosophy. The programme is focused on research: all students will work closely together with a supervisor who will help student design the programme based on the student’s interests; students can join many international research groups and conferences and students’ MA thesis has to be on article level.

Why study Philosophy? Unique programme: gives a general overview of philosophy with four specialisations; Internationally connected faculty and international staff, many world famous guest lecturers; Study-related workshops and conferences; Integration into up-to-date philosophy literature; Great research opportunities: students can contribute to ongoing research and participate in conferences. Wide range of literature: the Department of Philosophy and the Centre of Ethics have a common library which gathers systematically both classic and up-to-date literature; International career prospective: graduates can continue their studies or work in any field from public sector to business and journalism. Why study at the University of Tartu? The University of Tartu belongs to the TOP 2% of the world's best universities (QS and THE rankings) Individual approach: advisors help students to design their own individual study plans so that the programme best suits each student’s interests and takes the student’s educational background into account. Real “hands-on” research experience: every master’s student will be integrated into a larger research group or research project. No tuition fee for most students, monthly stipends available. International staff: the department is truly international: over the past few years, we have had philosophers from Germany, Austria, UK, Ireland, Italy, Japan, France, Finland, Mexico and USA teaching in addition to Estonians. Outstanding academic events: every year a number of international conferences and workshops which bring together leading philosophers from all over the world. The department is a member of the Baltic Philosophy Network. Every year, the Network organizes one-week intensive specialized seminars designed for master’s students from the participating universities, and held at one of the institutions (University of Helsinki, University of Iceland, University of Tartu, Tallinn University, University of Latvia, Pedagogical University of Lithuania). [-]

Master in Semiotics

University of Tartu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tartu

Study at the Department of Semiotics at the University of Tartu, one of the most important centres of semiotics in the world. [+]

Semiotics is a 2-year Master’s programme that provides interdisciplinary background and gives a theoretical base for application of semiotic ideas to a wide variety of disciplines and scientific study. Semiotics is the general study of sign processes, or semiosis. The programme binds together the theory of semiotics and three core modules – cultural semiotics, biosemiotics and sociosemiotics.

Why study semiotics at the University of Tartu? The tradition of excellence in semiotic theory in Tartu was established by Yuri Lotman in 1960s, the founder of semiotics of culture and the Tartu-Moscow Semiotic School, as well as the oldest journal of semiotics, Sign Systems Studies; UT is one the few institutions in the world teaching full Master´s and PhD degree programs in semiotics since 1993; As one of world´s major centres of semiotics, the University of Tartu collaborates and is regularly visited by professors from all around the world: Myrdene Anderson, Paul Bouissac, John Deely, Dinda Gorlee, Jesper Hoffmeyer, Winfried Nöth, Roland Posner, Frederik Stjernfelt, Eero Tarasti etc.; The finest collections of semiotic materials in Tartu include the memorial library of Thomas Sebeok, one of the world leaders in the 20th century semiotics, and the Centre of Jakob von Uexküll, a Baltic German whose works have been very important to the development of biosemiotics. Audience ... [-]

Master in European Union - Russia Studies

University of Tartu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tartu

The programme provides students with the analytical tools and skills to understand the political, historical, and economic developments in Russia, the EU, and their shared neighbourhood. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Estonia 2017. The European Union – Russia Studies master’s programme (EURUS) is a unique multidisciplinary programme combining different disciplines such as political science, comparative politics, international relations, economics, law, history and cultural studies. The programme binds together the study of two regions - Europe and Russia - in one curriculum, providing a comprehensive understanding of political, social, and economic developments in the EU and its member states as well as in Russia and its neighbouring transition countries. The objective of the European Union-Russia Studies MA-Programme is to provide global labour market with experts in the field of the EU-Russian affairs for the public and private sector. Given the overall expanding complex relations between the European Union and the Russian Federation – there is a growing need for specialists trained in European Union and Russia affairs. Why study EU-Russia studies at the University of Tartu? The University of Tartu belongs to the TOP 2% of the world's best universities (QS and THE rankings). EURUS is a unique programme exploring Russia and its relationship with the EU and the former Soviet space from a privileged perspective. Thorough, comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of policies and politics, of economics, law, and history of the European Union and the Russian Federation. Academic qualification for successfully taking up challenging tasks in dealing with the EU, Russia and their mutual relations. A strong research-oriented institute offers internationally recognised Russia and EU expertise. Students can profit from the numerous opportunities (study abroad, summer and winter schools etc.) offered by the institutes' contacts with universities and institutions located in Russia, the EU and the former Soviet space. Students have an opportunity to become familiar with Russian culture and language. Innovative teaching techniques and emphasis on active learning via interactive teaching. Support for each student's personal and academic development through one-on-one mentorship Guest lectures by ambassadors of various countries, the European Union administrative staff, renown scholars in the field etc. Estonia is located only 2 hours by bus from Russia and is well-connected with the main Western European capitals. Tuition-waiver scholarships and monthly stipends are available to the best applicants. Both public and private sector job offers are open to graduates. Those interested in further research are eligible for PhD studies. [-]

Master Degree in Contemporary Performance and Composition (CoPeCo)

Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

Masters in Contemporary Performance and Composition (CoPeCo) is a joint masters programme for educating performers and composers used to creative interaction during the preparation and presentation of new music and having a high proficiency in working across disciplines and with new technologies. [+]

Master Degree in Contemporary Performance and Composition (CoPeCo) Masters in Contemporary Performance and Composition (CoPeCo) is a joint masters programme for educating performers and composers used to creative interaction during the preparation and presentation of new music and having a high proficiency in working across disciplines and with new technologies. The programme is designed for 2 years (4 semesters) of studies. Each institution is responsible for organizing, carrying out and ensuring quality of academic work during one semester. The responsibility shall be divided as follows: Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (1st semester); Royal College of Music in Stockholm (2nd semester); National Superior Conservatory of Music and Dance in Lyon (3rd semester); Hamburg University of Music and Theatre ( 4th semester). Organisation of Semesters The CoPeCo Masters Programme is a full-time joint programme (120 ECTS) divided into four semesters of study (30 ECTS each). You will spend each semester in a different institution and country, as follows: 1st semester: Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Estonia... [-]

Master Degree in Music

Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years August 2017 Estonia Tallinn + 1 more

A Master's Degree generally takes 2 years to complete. After completing a Master's Degree the student may take a 4-year Doctoral Degree programme. [+]

Best Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Estonia 2017. Master Degree in Music A Master's Degree generally takes 2 years to complete. After completing a Master's Degree the student may take a 4-year Doctoral Degree programme. A student candidate may apply for studies in up to two specialties. If a candidate meets the admission criteria in both specialties, the candidate shall notify the Secretary of Admission of his or her preference by the end of the admission period at the latest. Student candidates shall not be matriculated simultaneously in two specialties. Curricula with English as the study language shall be subject to a tuition fee according to the rates established by the Academic Council. Specialization in Music: piano, harpsichord, organ, violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp, classical guitar, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, french horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion, accordion, estonian harp, voice, choral conducting, orchestral conducting, accompaniment class, chamber ensemble, contemporary improvisation, jazz music, classical composition, electro-acoustic composition, musicology [-]

Master in International Relations

Tallinn University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

International Relations programme is an interdisciplinary study within social sciences, defined by topics which vary from the complex and strategic relations of states to the various [+]

Master in International Relations

 

International Relations programme is an interdisciplinary study within social sciences, defined by topics which vary from the complex and strategic relations of states to the various transnational forms and channels of non-state actors. The programme unites traditions of Anglo-American and continental European IR scholarship and education in reflecting the changing international system where the role of emerging states is growing.


The International Relations curriculum    •    Focuses on foreign and security policy (incl. the small-state perspectives) and globalization in world and regional politics.

    •    Gives in-depth knowledge of state relations, international organizations and the role of non-state actors.... [-]


Master in Digital Library Learning

Tallinn University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

Digital Library Learning (DILL) is a two-year international master’s programme for elite information professionals to provide them with the skills and competencies necessary to navigate through the [+]

Master in Digital Library Learning

 

Digital Library Learning (DILL) is a two-year international master’s programme for elite information professionals to provide them with the skills and competencies necessary to navigate through the rapidly evolving world of digital libraries. It is offered in cooperation between Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (Norway), Tallinn University (Estonia), and the University of Parma (Italy). Students will spend at least one semester at each institution.
The first semester starts with a summer school, and takes place in Oslo, Norway. For the second semester, students are in Tallinn, Estonia. The third semester contains a second summer school, and takes place in Parma, Italy. Students will also do an international internship during this time.... [-]


Master in Comparative Literature and Cultural Semiotics

Tallinn University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

This interdisciplinary programme at the Estonian Institute of Humanities, Tallinn University, integrates Comparative Literature and Cultural Semiotics. Comparative Literature investigates literary [+]

Master in Comparative Literature and Cultural Semiotics

 

 This interdisciplinary programme at the Estonian Institute of Humanities, Tallinn University, integrates Comparative Literature and Cultural Semiotics. Comparative Literature investigates literary and other texts across national and genre boundaries. Cultural Semiotics, a field with strong traditions in Estonia, gives further tools to analyse texts as voices in cultural communication. The programme combines theoretical courses (e.g. Genre Studies, Semiotics of Literary Space, Postcolonial Theory) with courses in particular literatures and cultures. It includes a large proportion of elective courses, together with supervisory guidance, in order to enable students to follow their individual intellectual pursuits and research interests.... [-]


Master in Anthropology

Tallinn University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tallinn

The MA programme in social and cultural anthropology is designed for people with a BA degree who are curious about the world and mankind, human interaction and cultural diversity, and the issues of the modern world - inequality, globalisation, identity politics etc. Cost: no tuition fee (studying with full study load) [+]

Master in Anthropology

 

Our approach to Anthropology takes its inspiration from a variety of disciplinary and epistemological trends. While most of our staff is educated in the Anglo/French tradition in Social Anthropology, the environment at the Estonian Institute of Humanities (EHI) fosters an interdisciplinary approach to the study of cultural diversity in the world.

We are committed to participant observation as a methodology that promotes the understanding of a real life experience. We understand ethnography as an insightful and detailed description of specific social practices, contextualized within the comparative dimensions of culture and social life. This knowledge necessarily arises from an empathetic immersion in the social context being studied.Reasons to choose this programme and the Estonian Institute of Humanities... [-]