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. Students choose one of the following specialties:
Classes in the speciality are taught in the respective language (with the exception of Classical philology).
In addition, students can combine elective courses and practical training module 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 in PhD programmes in all languages of specialisation.
After completing the programme, the student:
The graduates will be competitive candidates for careers in professions that require excellent proficiency in foreign languages and cultural competence in state institutions, universities and research institutions, IT companies, museums, publishing houses cultural exchange organizations in Estonia and abroad.
"I have always loved the idea of moving abroad. Especially since my exchange semester during my bachelors had been so much fun. Although my knowledge about Estonia was rather limited before moving here, the chance to experience a new country proved to be interesting enough to take a leap of faith and move to the other side of Europe."
Liesa, International Student Ambassador from the Netherlands
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“In depth study of language and culture teaches you to doubt, to ask questions and to think critically and systematically – the answer is never a simple and definitive “yes” or “no” because so much depends on the context. These skills and context-sensitivity are important in solving problems in any area.“
Helena Jeret-Mäe, alumna (English Language and Literature, 2012), Head of Testing, Nortal
College of Foreign Languages and Cultures
University of Tartu
51003, Tartu, Estonia
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