Duration: 4 years (8 semesters)
Language of Instruction: English, Estonian
Field of Study: Humanities
Conferred Degree: PhD (Studies of Cultures)
Detailed study programme is available here.
The study programme is aimed at all people who are interested in Cultural Theory, Estonian Literature and Culture, English Literature and Culture, German Literature and Culture, Romance Studies, Russian Literature and Culture, Middle Eastern and Asian Literatures and Cultures, Cultural Geography, Philosophy, Social and Cultural Anthropology, and the Arts.
Courses are held in the form of seminars, lectures and independent work. The syllabus is flexible and enables every student to organise his/her studies in close cooperation with the supervisor and to choose the optimal training in a given research topic. In addition, the curriculum is aimed at an interdisciplinary approach and increasing the dialogue between the student and the supervisor. In order to obtain international experience, it is possible to participate in conferences, seminars, summer schools and to take courses abroad with the support of Erasmus programme. Every doctoral student has to draw an individual study plan in cooperation with the supervisor.
Internationally accredited PhD diploma opens positions that require a doctoral degree, e.g. at Tallinn University or the University of Tartu.
Admission exam is based on the initial plan for the doctoral thesis that is agreed with the prospective supervisor (an academic person, who corresponds to the requirements to supervise PhD thesis). A draft of the research proposal (.pdf format) should be sent to maris.peters....at....tlu.ee. A copy with a signature of the prospective supervisor is required to be uploaded to the online application system DreamApply.
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