Apply to our MA programme by March 15th!

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). If you are specialising in English language and literature, your classes are in English, but if you are specialising in French language and literature, they are in French, etc. At the time of admission to the programme, being proficient in the language of the chosen speciality is expected and written as well as spoken language skills are to be demonstrated in the entrance exams (the essay is written and the interview conducted in the language of the speciality).

Students can combine elective courses and practical training modules according to specific future career paths. For example, somebody who wants to work in an international organisation can pick an elective module in international relations and do an internship in an international organisation; somebody who wants to become an editor in a publishing house can pick an elective module in translation studies and do editing training. Graduates will be ready to continue their studies at PhD level in all languages of specialisation.

The application period for international applicants is open sine 2 January 2022 in DreamApply, local students can start submitting applications in SAIS on 1 February 2022. the application period ends on 15 March 2022 (included).

Continue reading about the programme and requirements in the university's admissions' web

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International Workshop „The Same Event? Morphologies, Reflections, Disseminations“

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Public lecture by University of Tartu honorary doctor Heinrich Detering

On Wednesday, 30 November, University of Tartu honorary doctor Heinrich Detering will give a public lecture “Folksong as a remedy: Samuel Taylor Coleridge in Göttingen”.
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Guest Lecture by Valerie Miles

The University of Tartu in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain will host a talk with a prestigious American editor, writer and translator Valerie Miles on Monday, November 7th, at 4 pm.