* The programme will be opened in autumn 2022. These are preliminary dates for 2022 based on the current admission period for our other international programmes. It is not possible to apply to this programme for autumn 2021. Final deadlines and admission details for this programme will be announced by December 2021.
Our 2-year master's programme in Estonian and Finno-Ugric Languages (EFUL) is unique in combining in-depth language learning with comprehensive, English-based studies in linguistics. We offer specialisations in either Estonian or Finno-Ugric Languages. Whichever you choose, you will have access to shared modules on theoretical and methodological aspects of synchronic and diachronic linguistics, alongside with an emphasis on active language learning, combining theory and practice. The programme also emphasises the development of digital skills and offers modules on computational linguistics and programming, in collaboration with the University of Tartu’s Centre for Digital Humanities and Information Society.
If you have an interest in Estonian or Finno-Ugric languages like Hungarian, Finnish or Komi, and you’re looking for a master's programme in Language and Linguistics, this is the programme for you! You can begin the studies right away without having to first develop your language skills.
Graduates of this programme will be highly trained for employment requiring language skills in Estonian or the other Finno-Ugric languages, both in Estonia and abroad. This includes jobs in language teaching, translation, diplomacy, tourism, enterprise, or international cooperation in multilingual environments. Students completing the programme will learn analytical and digital skills, and will have practice in communication and team-work. Graduates are well-placed for employment in cultural heritage fields and museums.
The programme affords opportunities to learn skills in big data processing and data analysis, which are transferrable to many jobs outside of traditional linguistics. Graduates will be qualified for those which require multiple language skills or facility with processing language data, depending on their coursework choices.
The MA programme also gives a solid foundation for continuing studies at the PhD level. Our courses give students a flavour of linguistics research, helping them decide whether a research career is the path for them.